›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (12): 1545-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2010.12.023

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Investigation on job burnout of medical school teachers and its influential factors

WANG Fang   

  1. School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2010-12-25 Published:2010-12-31


Objective To investigate the job burnout of medical school teachers and its influential factors. Methods One hundred and sixty-four teachers from Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine were investigated with Teacher Demographic Scale, Face Scale, College Teacher Stress Scale, Chinese Maslach Burnout Inventory and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-R short scale. Results Manifestations of job burnout existed in 66.46% of teachers. The influential factors of emotional exhaustion were neuroticism, working pleasure and working load (P<0.01). The influential factors of depersonalization were job security, psychoticism and extraversion (P<0.05). The influential factors of reduced personal accomplishment were lie and teaching security (P<0.05). Teachers who were younger, bore more social roles, had junior professional rank and less educational experience were more likely to have burnout (P<0.05). Conclusion Job burnout is commonly occurred in medical school teachers. The effect of demographic characteristics on burnout of teachers is not significant, while work stress and personality are primary influential factors.

Key words: job burnout, medical school, teacher, influential factor