EVALUATING ORGANISATIONAL FACTORS AND TUTOR BURNOUT IN AKATSI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GHANA
Pickering (2008) observed that administration is a major determinant of a teacher’s perception of stress in the school. Besides, work overload is one of the factors causing burnout among teachers that causes reduced physical and emotional energy (Malik, 2019). The study sought to assess the extent to which administrative support and workload contribute to tutor burnout. The study employed descriptive survey design. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from thirty-five tutors who were purposively sampled for the study. Concerning administrative support, the Principal often explained to teachers what was going on in the College. A majority of tutors agreed that the College created a positive environment and a conducive climate for them to work. However, a majority of tutors in the College agreed that they were not involved in planning school activities. With regard to workload, a majority of tutors accepted that large class sizes increased their workload demands and made it difficult for them to meet the needs of all students. Also, tutors acknowledged that their workload interfered with their family life. It was recommended that College management organise retreats or seminar to discuss issues and intervention plans on burnout with tutors to show concern instead of being silent on the issue. Also, college management should put measures in place to reduce number of classes taught by tutors.
Keywords: Burnout, Administrative Support, Workload.
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