—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.
—Burnout, part-time training roles, part-time
Francis Or is with the Canberra University, Singapore (e-mail:
Casey Ho is with the University of South Australia, Singapore (e-mail:
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.