The effects of spurning and social support on teacher burnout

Wai Hing CHEUK, Kwok Sai Tricia CHEUK-WONG, Sidney ROSEN

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Tested the spurning-burnout hypothesis in 79 in-service teachers who completed a questionnaire assessing spurning, social support, and burnout. The extent to which social support could buffer the adverse effects of spurning on burnout was also examined. Results replicated the effects of spurning found by S. Mickler and S. Rosen (unpublished manuscript). Ss who were more spurned experienced greater burnout than did those who were less spurned. Only support from one's job supervisor evidenced buffering effects. Copyright © 1994 Select Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-664
JournalJournal of Social Behavior and Personality
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994


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Cheuk, W. H., Wong, K. S., & Rosen, S. (1994). The effects of spurning and social support on teacher burnout. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 9(4), 657-664.