An Investigation Social – Economic Status, Organizational Commitment and Occupational Burnout in School Teachers’ City of Rasht

Maryam Eslamdost, Elham Mirjamali, Maryam Yousefi, Mohamadreza Abedimahzoun


The purpose of this study was to investigate social - economic status, organizational commitment and school teachers’ job burnout of city of Rasht. From 2596 teachers, 503 were chosen randomly by the Social economic source Surveys (SES), organizational commitment (OCQ) and Job exhaustion (MBI)in the researcher's presence in schools for 15 -20 minutes. Research data were analyzed by using Spearman correlation coefficient and in the level of (p ≤0/05) and (p ≤ 0/01). Describe of the results showed that organizational commitment of teachers was in high level (83.28± 11.34), and the rate of burnout was in a moderate level (73.41±12.14). Analysis of results showed a positive and significant relationship between social –economic situation and organizational commitment (R = 0/618). A negative and significant relationship between social – economic situation with teacher burnout (R =- 0/68 ) .Thus, from among individual characteristics, correlation of age with organizational commitment was positive and significant and with teachers job exhaustion, it was negative and significant. It can be expected that with improving teachers’ economic and social situation, pledged to increase their organizational, exhaustion job reduction and increasing the age (along with service record) their commitment will be high and job exhaustion will be low. Attention to the socio - economic status of teachers to increase organizational commitment and burnout in young teachers with low record is important.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n23p2684

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