The Contribution of Workload and Stress towards Burnout in Special Needs Teachers


This study evaluates the effect of workload and coping stress in special needs teachers, and considers the probability of burnout. 68 special needs teachers in Malang form the basis of this study and several measuring instruments were used, including the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) developed by Maslach, the NASA-TLX developed by Sandra, and a coping stress measuring instrument which refers to the coping stress theory by Lazarus and Folkman. This study used the descriptive quantitative method, while the Pearson Product Moment correlation and Corrected Item Total were used to test the item discrimination index. Alpha Cornbach was used to test the reliability. Descriptive and double linier regression analysis models were used. The results show that (1) there is an effect of workload towards burnout (2) there is an effect of coping stress towards burnout (3) there is an effect of workload and coping stress toward burnout with 22.44% effective contribution.

Keywords: coping stress, workload, burnout, teacher of students with special needs

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