Introduction: School-related events require ability on the part of teachers to control their emotionalintensity and maintain negative emotions at a low level without compromising their general well-being. Doudin and Curchod (2008) found that satisfaction with received support acted as a buffer againstburnout. Objectives: The current research focused on risk and protective factors for burnout syndrome, whilealso taking into account the role of two different school systems. We hypothesized that emotional intensity and dissatisfaction with social support would affect teachers' levels of burnout. On this basis, weinvestigated a range of predictive models for all measures of burnout in both Italian and Swiss teachers. Method: Participants were 275 primary school teachers (Italian n = 140; Swiss n = 135). Teacher burnout,emotional intensity and dissatisfaction with support received were respectively assessed by means of:the Maslach Burnout Inventory (Maslach, Jackson, & Leiter, 1996), the Emotional Competence Questionnaire (Doudin & Curchod-Ruedi, 2010) and the Social Support Questionnaire (Doudin, Curchod-Ruedi, & Moreau, 2011). Results: In line with our hypotheses, in both Italian and Swiss samples, emotional intensity played asignificant predictive role in relation to emotional exhaustion and personal accomplishment, whereasdissatisfaction with support received affected all measures of teacher burnout. Conclusions: Our results provide fresh evidence for the protective role of social support in a professionthat is particularly at risk of burnout. More specifically, burnout was predicted by the same pattern ofvariables in Italian and Swiss teachers, with significant differences emerging between the two groups inrelation to their satisfaction with support received.

Fiorilli, C., Gabola, P., Pepe, A., Meylan, N., Curchod Ruedi, D., Albanese, O., et al. (2015). The effect of teachers' emotional intensity and social support on burnout syndrome. A comparison between Italy and Switzerland. REVUE EUROPÉENNE DE PSYCHOLOGUE APPLIQUÉE, 65(6), 275-283 [10.1016/j.erap.2015.10.003].

The effect of teachers' emotional intensity and social support on burnout syndrome. A comparison between Italy and Switzerland

FIORILLI, CATERINA
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GABOLA, PIERA
Secondo
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PEPE, ALESSANDRO
Penultimo
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ALBANESE, OTTAVIA
Ultimo
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2015

Abstract

Introduction: School-related events require ability on the part of teachers to control their emotionalintensity and maintain negative emotions at a low level without compromising their general well-being. Doudin and Curchod (2008) found that satisfaction with received support acted as a buffer againstburnout. Objectives: The current research focused on risk and protective factors for burnout syndrome, whilealso taking into account the role of two different school systems. We hypothesized that emotional intensity and dissatisfaction with social support would affect teachers' levels of burnout. On this basis, weinvestigated a range of predictive models for all measures of burnout in both Italian and Swiss teachers. Method: Participants were 275 primary school teachers (Italian n = 140; Swiss n = 135). Teacher burnout,emotional intensity and dissatisfaction with support received were respectively assessed by means of:the Maslach Burnout Inventory (Maslach, Jackson, & Leiter, 1996), the Emotional Competence Questionnaire (Doudin & Curchod-Ruedi, 2010) and the Social Support Questionnaire (Doudin, Curchod-Ruedi, & Moreau, 2011). Results: In line with our hypotheses, in both Italian and Swiss samples, emotional intensity played asignificant predictive role in relation to emotional exhaustion and personal accomplishment, whereasdissatisfaction with support received affected all measures of teacher burnout. Conclusions: Our results provide fresh evidence for the protective role of social support in a professionthat is particularly at risk of burnout. More specifically, burnout was predicted by the same pattern ofvariables in Italian and Swiss teachers, with significant differences emerging between the two groups inrelation to their satisfaction with support received.
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Burnout; Emotional intensity; Italy-Switzerland; Social support; Teachers; Adult; Aged; Burnout, Professional; Faculty; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Parents; Stress, Psychological; Students; Surveys and Questionnaires; Adaptation, Psychological; Personality; Applied Psychology
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Fiorilli, C., Gabola, P., Pepe, A., Meylan, N., Curchod Ruedi, D., Albanese, O., et al. (2015). The effect of teachers' emotional intensity and social support on burnout syndrome. A comparison between Italy and Switzerland. REVUE EUROPÉENNE DE PSYCHOLOGUE APPLIQUÉE, 65(6), 275-283 [10.1016/j.erap.2015.10.003].
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