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Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2015, 2(4): 312-321 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Job Stress and Job Burnout on Mental Health of Elementary Teachers: Examining A Hypothetical Model
Ali Asghar Bayani *, Reza Samiei
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Background and objective: Teachers play an important role in promoting mental health of students. The present study aimed at analyzing the effect of job stress on mental health of elementary teachers through the moderating role of job burnout.
Methods: This study was a non-experimental design (correlation) one using a structural model investigated the relationship between the variables. A sample of 186 elementary teachers of Azadshahr in Golestan province, Iran was asked to respond to three scales (demographic questionnaire, the General Health Questionnaire, and The Maslach Burnout Inventory). The results were analyzed by SPSS 21 and Amos 21. To determine the association between variables Pearson correlation coefficient was applied. Path analysis was used for verification and determination of model fit.
Results: Job stress, emotional exhaustion and depersonalization positively, and personal accomplishment negatively can predict mental health. Emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment play a mediating role in the relationship between job stress and mental health.
Conclusion: Job stress and job burnout in teachers endangers their mental health. The model obtained is appropriate for explaining mental health of teachers.
Paper Type: Research Article.

Keywords: Job stress, Job burnout, Mental health, elementary school teachers, Azadshar
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Received: 2014/09/24 | Accepted: 2015/03/13
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Bayani A A, Samiei R. The Effect of Job Stress and Job Burnout on Mental Health of Elementary Teachers: Examining A Hypothetical Model. Iran J Health Educ Health Promot. 2015; 2 (4) :312-321
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