Reference : The long arm of work: A motivational conflict perspective on teacher strain
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Education & instruction
Educational Sciences
The long arm of work: A motivational conflict perspective on teacher strain
Grund, Axel mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET)]
Brassier, Nina Katrin [Univ Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.]
Fries, Stefan [Univ Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.]
Teaching and Teacher Education
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
[en] Burnout ; Emotional exhaustion ; Effort-recovery theory ; Motivational interference ; Teacher ; Work family conflict
[en] Teacher strain is seen typically as a phenomenon within the job domain. Drawing on effort-recovery theory as well as on research on work family conflict and motivational interference, we propose that intrapsychic conflict between different life domains also contributes to teachers' emotional exhaustion. Findings based on self-reports of 234 teachers show that particularly the negative impact of work on teachers' private life related positively to their emotional exhaustion, and that this effect is mostly mediated by motivational interference effects in the social domain. Hence, adequate leisure experiences and detachment from work seem to be crucial to prevent prolonged emotional strain. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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