The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
Short Report
The Association between an Over-Adaptation Tendency and Burnout among Elementary School Teachers Focusing on Problem Children
Kaori MizusawaKiyoshi Nakazawa
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2014 Volume 23 Issue 1 Pages 60-63


This study investigated the hypothesis that an over-adaptation tendency predicts burnout. The Over-Adaptation Tendency Scale for Adults (OATSAS) and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) were administered to 116 elementary school teachers. Multiple regression analysis showed the following. There was a positive relationship of the total score of the OATSAS, appraisal from others, and focusing on problem children to emotional exhaustion. There was also a positive relationship of the total score of the OATSAS to depersonalization. Regarding personal accomplishment, the results showed a positive influence of need for positive feedback and obsessive-compulsive personality, and a negative influence of appraisal from others.

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