Author: Gulshan Asif
Supervisor: Faiz Younas
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between perceived self-efficacy and exhaustion. It was hypothesized that there is negative relationship between perceived self-efficacy and exhaustion in post graduate teachers. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that perceived self- efficacy is likely to predict exhaustion in post graduate teachers. It was also hypothesized there is significant gender differences in exhaustion and perceived self-efficacy in postgraduate teachers. Co-relational research design used for which purposive sampling was employed to select a sample of (N = 100) teachers. The General Self Efficacy Scale (Schwarzer & Jerusalem, 1995) and Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (Demoruti, Bakker, Vardakou, and Kantas, 2003) were used to assess the study variables. Person product moment correlation, hierarchal regression and independent t-test analysis were used to analyze data through SPSS. Results showed a positive correlation between perceived self-efficacy and exhaustion while the concept of perceived self-efficacy proved to be a predictor of exhaustion in postgraduate teachers. Results revealed that significant gender differences were found in exhaustion while no gender differences were observed in perceived self-efficacy. This research establishes important aspects for teachers to learn the role of self-efficacy in their lives especially in the field of education psychology as well as for work place counseling to increase their productivity.
Keywords: Perceived Self-Efficacy, Burnout, Post Graduate Teachers.
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