Stress, social support, and teacher burnout in Macau

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The present study attempts to document the difficulties that teachers in Macau encountered in their work, the extent to which the job-related difficulties would induce burnout, and whether or not social support could buffer the adverse effects of stress on burnout. In-service teachers enrolled in a teacher training program filled out questionnaires addressing the variables of interest. The results indicated that difficulties with fellow teachers, supervisors, students, and parents of students were associated with burnout. Conjectures were made regarding the noneffectiveness of social support. Copyright © 1995 Transaction Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
JournalCurrent Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1995


Cheuk, W. H., & Wong, K. S. (1995). Stress, social support, and teacher burnout in Macau. Current Psychology, 14(1), 42-46. doi: 10.1007/BF02686872


  • Social support
  • Emotional exhaustion
  • Classroom teacher
  • Current psychology
  • Personal accomplishment


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