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dc.contributor.authorTimms, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorGraham, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorCaltabiano, Marie
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:52:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:52:20Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2011-05-05T07:58:52Z
dc.identifier.issn0157-6321
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33092
dc.description.abstractThe current study is part of a broader study which explored relationships between teacher perceptions of School Administration Trustworthiness and teacher burnout and trust. Gender issues were of apparent importance due to increasing feminisation of the teaching workforce in Australia. Aim: This study sought to explore possible differences in teachers regarding perceptions of school administration trustworthiness, which may well pertain to gender. Sample: Participants were 90 currently serving teachers in Queensland Independent Schools. Method: Survey instruments included measures for perceptions of administration trustworthiness (ability, benevolence and integrity), morale, participative decision making, trust, burnout and job stress. Results: There were significant effects for gender and school, with female primary teachers experiencing more burnout job stress than male primary teachers, and secondary teachers (male and female). Female primary and secondary teachers reported less confidence in school administration. trustworthiness when compared to male primary and secondary teachers, although this differentiation was more pronounced in the primary school. Conclusion: It is proposed that further study using empirical measures of work overload, a more useful measure of burnout and a qualitative survey instrument be undertaken to further differentiate dissatisfactions of female primary teachers. Current practices which contribute to emotional exhaustion and inefficacy among female teachers require scrutiny. Possible inequity in primary schools is worthy of more sustained investigation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Council of Social Service
dc.publisher.placeSydney, NSW
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.acoss.org.au/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom343
dc.relation.ispartofpageto358
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Social Issues
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160599
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.titleGender implication of perceptions of trustworthiness of School Administration and teacher burnout/job stress
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTimms, Carolyn M.


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