A Study of Emotional Burnout in Teachers Working with Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Abstract

In practice of inclusive education teacher emotional burnout is a problem of the critical importance. Working with children with health disabilities requires a high level of competence and is associated with increased cognitive, emo­tional and communicative load. Emotional burnout is a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion that re­duces motivation and interest to work. The pilot study was conducted on teachers (N=40) aged 24-55 years in order to study the specifics of emotional burnout in teachers working with adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and working with healthy adolescents. The diagnostic methods are: V.V. Boyko «The study of emotional burnout», multifactorial personality questionnaire 16 PF, S. Rosenzweig «The study of frustration reactions». The predominance of emotional burnout in teachers working with ASD has been indicated. Significant correlations of emotional burnout with age, experience and some personal traits have been identified, that can help design a burnout prevention program for teachers, especially while working in the inclusive education system.

General Information

Keywords: autism spectrum disorders (ASD), inclusive education, teacher emotional burnout, emotional burnout syndrome (EBS), participants of the educational process

Journal rubric: Research of ASD

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/autdd.2023210109

Received: 19.10.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Valyavko S.M., Shebalkova A.I. A Study of Emotional Burnout in Teachers Working with Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2023. Vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 76–85. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2023210109. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Svetlana M. Valyavko, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow City University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7195-6374, e-mail: valyavko@yandex.ru

Anastasia I. Shebalkova, teacher, School for Special Educational Needs № 991, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8391-9578, e-mail: nlopatina963@gmail.com

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