Evaluation of Teachers' Meaning, Job Continuity, Stress and Burnout Situations in terms of their Spiritual Lives

Ahmet GÖÇEN

Abstract


Spirituality has attracted an increasing attention throughout management studies and been studied under spirit at work in recent years. The purpose of study is to examine teachers’ meaning of life, desire to pursue teaching profession, stress and burnout situations in the context of their spiritual life and beliefs. This study within workplace spirituality is based on qualitative research method with a phenomenological design. Convenience sampling was employed in the selection of the study group while content and descriptive analyses were used in the data analysis. As a result of semi-structured interviews with 10 teachers, it was seen that the effects of teachers' spiritual life on school life were gathered within the themes of "human values, human rights and duty values”. Teachers were stated to develop spiritual and alternative solutions against job stress and burnout. It is understood that different phenomena like having children, happiness play a role in life meaning of teachers. Although most of the participants seemed willing to pursue their occupation, they thought of leaving the profession at least once in their lives.These findings generally show that teachers' inner lives have a significant impact on their school life.


Keywords


Workplace Spirituality, Stress, Burnout, Beliefs, Life Meaning

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