Relationships between Language Teachers’ Time-Management Skills, Creativity, and Burnout: A Mediation Analysis
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 61 No. 1 p20-39 Spr 2015
Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Date Written: Spring 2015
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of language teachers` time management and creativity skills on their burnout levels. The sample consisted of 213 Iranian language teachers. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), Creative Behavior Inventory (CBI) and Time Management Skills Questionnaire (TMSQ) were employed for data collection. By taking a Structural Equation Modeling approach, the study proposed a model that explored the direct effects of teacher creativity on burnout level of language teachers. Additionally, the study investigated the mediating role of time management skills on the correlations between teacher creativity and burnout levels. The results revealed that the total effects of creativity on all aspects of burnout dimensions were significant; however, after the intervention of time management as a variable, the effect of depersonalization proved insignificant; and, although still significant, for the other two subscales of burnout (emotional exhaustion and depersonalization), the effect markedly decreased. Therefore, the mediation role of time management was rejected.
Keywords: anguage Teacher Burnou, Teacher Time Management, Language Teacher Creativity
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