The Relationship between Professional Burnout and Management Competencies: The Case of Social Pedagogues in Lithuania

  • Liudmila Rupšienė Klaipėda University, Lithuania
  • Audra Skukauskaitė Saybrook University, USA
  • Ingrida Baranauskienė Klaipėda University, Lithuania
  • Lina Tiškuvienė Ketvergiai Basic School, Lithuania
Keywords: professional burnout, management competencies, social pedagogues

Abstract

In this paper we examine relationships between teacher burnout and their management competencies and address the calls to expand individual-focused burnout theories by including other factors. We focus on educators called “social pedagogues” in Lithuania. Because this profession includes teaching and social work responsibilities, the case Lithuanian social pedagogues can expand theoretical and practical understandings of supporting varied teacher educational roles and responsibilities. 103 randomly selected Lithuanian social pedagogues were asked to complete a burnout and management competency scales. Correlational analyses revealed the existence between burnout and management competencies, particularly impacting burnout in the personal accomplishment dimension. Analyses suggest that the burnout problem may in part be addressed by providing educators with management training.

Author Biographies

Liudmila Rupšienė, Klaipėda University, Lithuania

Klaipėda University, Faculty of Humanities and Educations Sciences, Department of Pedagogy

Audra Skukauskaitė, Saybrook University, USA

Saybrook University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Academic Research Consulting, USA

Ingrida Baranauskienė, Klaipėda University, Lithuania

Klaipėda University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Research and Innovation Science Centre, Lithuania

Published
2017-12-20
How to Cite
Rupšienė, L., Skukauskaitė, A., Baranauskienė, I., & Tiškuvienė, L. (2017). The Relationship between Professional Burnout and Management Competencies: The Case of Social Pedagogues in Lithuania. Pedagogika, 128(4), 55-64. https://doi.org/10.15823/p.2017.54
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Articles