How Does Job Demands and Job Resources Affect Work Engagement Towards Burnout? The Case of Penang Preschool

1Juliana Ahmad*, Siti Fairos Saffardin and Kok Ban Teoh

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Abstract:

In recent years, preschool educators are engaged with demanding quality teaching and complex administrative work in their environment. The excessive job demands and the insufficient job resources have resulted in preschool educators to encounter greater burnout and influence their work engagement. Hence, the paper aims to investigate the predictors of burnout among preschool educators as well as the potential mediating role of work engagement. This study proposes that job demands have a significant positive relationship with burnout while job resources and work engagement have a significant negative relationship with burnout. In addition, work engagement is demonstrated to possess a significant mediator between job resource and burnout. Therefore, this study is priceless to both scholars and practitioners who wish to monitor and decrease the burnout prevalence among preschool educators.

Keywords:

Job Demands, Job Resources, Work Engagement, Burnout, Preschool Teachers

Paper Details
Month2
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 2
Pages1888-1895