Predicting Teachers' Occupational Burnout According to Coping Strategies and Religious Orientation

Bahman Akbari, Esmail Ghasemi Gavabari, Parisa Zohrabi Kalangestani


This study was conducted with the aim of predicting teachers' occupational burnout according to coping strategies and religious orientation in teachers in Langarud County, Iran. The research was correlational study and the statistical population consisted of all teachers (male and female) who taught in ---- school in the academic year 2014- 15 in Langarud. Applying the method of random cluster sampling, a number of 120 teachers were selected as the sample of this study. Instruments used in this study included questionnaires of occupational burnout by Maslash and Jackson (2001), questionnaire of coping strategies with tress by Lazarus and Folkman (1985) and religious orientation scale by Allport and Ross (1950). The obtained data were analyzed using Pearson correlation and multivariate regression. The results showed that the correlation between coping strategies and religious orientation and teachers' occupational burnout, except external religious orientation there is statistically significant and by increasing one unit of one emotion-based coping strategies, occupational burnout will be enhanced at a rate of 0.62, and by increase of one unit in problem-based coping strategies, occupational burnout are internal religious orientation will reduce 0.53 and 0.49.


Occupational burnout, coping strategies, religious orientation, teachers.

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