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Thesis (Master's)

Reykjavík University > Samfélagssvið / School of Social Sciences > MSc Viðskiptadeild (og Klínísk sálfræði -2019) / Department of Business Administration >

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Title: 
  • Job satisfaction and occupational burnout among preschool workers in times of Covid-19
Degree: 
  • Master's
Abstract: 
  • Covid-19 has caused a lot of sudden changes around the world, including in the workplace. During the Covid-19 pandemic, much pressure has been on having preschools open while primary schools, colleges, and universities have closed temporarily, leading preschool workers to attend work during these difficult times of Covid-19. Evidence has shown that preschool workers experience heavy workloads, and some even suffer from burnout. This research study aimed to examine burnout among preschool workers during the difficult times of Covid-19. In addition, this study also aimed to examine preschool workers job satisfaction and their attitudes towards how Covid-19 restrictions impacted them. A sample of 186 preschool workers took part in this research study.
    An online questionnaire was used to obtain demographic information about participants. The CBI scale was used to measure participant's personal burnout, work-related burnout, and client-related burnout. The questionnaire also included questions concerning job satisfaction to measure participant's job satisfaction and questions concerning participant's attitudes towards the effects of the Covid-19 restrictions.
    The research findings from this study revealed that preschool workers are experiencing moderate to high scores of burnout on all of the three subscales of CBI. A significant relationship was also found between job satisfaction and burnout. In addition, factors related to job satisfaction were also significantly related to burnout.

Accepted: 
  • Jun 27, 2022
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/42427


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