Social Support, Locus of Control and Burnout in University Teachers with Dual Role

Author: Rakhshanda Younas

Supervisor: Dr. Iram Fatima

Degree: BS

Year: 2009-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


A Cross Sectional study was conducted to investigate relationship of locus of control and social support with burnout in lecturers with single role (n = 38) and lecturers with dual role (n = 42) from different departments of three Public sector Universities in Lahore. It was hypothesized that there would be higher level of burnout in lectures with dual role than lecturers with single role. Social support was expected to be negatively related to burnout in both groups of lecturers, Moreover, Higher level of external locus of control was assumed to be positively related to burnout. Assessment measures included demographic questionnaire, Adult Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External Control Scale (ANSIE) (Robinson, Shaver, &Wrightsman, 1991), Multidimensional Social Support Scale (Zimet, Dahlem, & Farely 1988) and Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (OLBI) (Demerouti, Mostert, & Bakker 2010). Results of present study showed that social support was negatively related to burnout, revealing that more the lecturers had social support less they experienced burnout. Locus of control was not related to burnout in both groups of lecturers. Moreover, lecturers with dual role went through more burnout than lecturers with single role.

Keywords: Social Support, Locus of Control, Burnout, Teachers.

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