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Prevention of Teachers' Professional Burnout as a Way to Improve the Quality of Higher Education

1Chair of Higher School Pedagogics and Education Management, Cherkasy B.Khmelnytsky National University, Cherkasy, Ukraine


American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, Vol. 1 No. 11, 496-504
DOI: 10.12691/education-1-11-7
Copyright © 2013 Science and Education Publishing

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Yuliia Skoryk. Prevention of Teachers' Professional Burnout as a Way to Improve the Quality of Higher Education. American Journal of Educational Research. 2013; 1(11):496-504. doi: 10.12691/education-1-11-7.

Correspondence to: Yuliia  Skoryk, Chair of Higher School Pedagogics and Education Management, Cherkasy B.Khmelnytsky National University, Cherkasy, Ukraine. Email: alera_julija@mail.ru

Abstract

The article considers the problem of teachers' professional burnout. Changing perceptions as to the phenomenon of professional burnout are generalized according to the historical stage of its study. The main theoretical approaches to the definition of the notion and psycho-physiological burnout structure are found. The factor analysis of teachers' professional burnout and stressor classification of professional character are presented. The stages of teachers' professional burnout and the main manifestation of psycho-physiological burnout phenomenon are determined. The classification of professional burnout symptoms is found. The influence of higher school teachers' psycho-physiological burnout formation on the level of pedagogical activity efficiency and education system functioning in general is analyzed. The level of application topicality and main approaches to the prevention measures of professional burnout are considered. Individual technology of psycho-physiological prevention is described. The programs of group form of professional burnout prevention are presented. The list of personality qualities of a specialist is proposed; their formation and development help to reduce the tendency to professional burnout. The methods of acquiring skills for stress management providing control for personal social and physical “I”, the changes of consciousness content, reproduction processes, suggestion and rational thinking are described. The universal methods of resistance to stress factors of professional character are proposed.

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