IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(6): 520-524 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.511

Burnout among Workers with Part-Time Training Roles: An Initial Investigation

Francis Or and Casey Ho Kwek Chan
Abstract—Burnout has been identified as a key issue among individuals in educational positions. While true, little is known about the group of workers with a training role secondary to their main occupations with specialised tasks, and how this dual role is implicated. Examining burnout is crucial, as it is now recognised as a pressing problem in the workplace. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of burnout among this group of subjects, known as ‘part-time trainers’ and determine the socio-demographic factors associated with the phenomenon. In addition to the collection of socio-demographic data, the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educator Survey (MBI-ES) was employed to assess burnout in the three dimensions of emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and reduced personal accomplishment. The results revealed that burnout among the subjects were balanced. Gender, marital status and age were also found to be related to the syndrome.

Index Terms—Burnout, part-time training roles, part-time trainers.

Francis Or is with the Canberra University, Singapore (e-mail: drfrancis@gmail.com).
Casey Ho is with the University of South Australia, Singapore (e-mail: caseyhokc@gmail.com).

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Cite: Francis Or and Casey Ho Kwek Chan, " Burnout among Workers with Part-Time Training Roles: An Initial Investigation," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 520-524, 2015.

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