Polytechnics in India are technical institutions offering courses and programmes in the field of engineering and technology at diploma and post diploma levels for producing technician engineers. These institutions play a key role in industrial restructuring on the technology dimension by training and retraining and continuous development of quality technician engineers required by the industry. This calls for a greater responsibility on the part of teachers who work in these institutions. Of particular concern is the impact of teachers stress and burnout on the teaching process itself especially in polytechnics with preponderance of disadvantaged students who can ill-afford deterioration in teachers’ motivation and commitment. The state of Uttar Pradesh is the largest and most populous state in India. Being the biggest state has its own sets of problems with the polytechnic teachers reporting lack of enthusiasm coupled with stress and burnout affecting the teaching learning process. It was, thus, felt necessary to conduct a research study with an objective of investigating the level and the relationship of Burnout and Job satisfaction of polytechnics teachers in Uttar Pradesh. A descriptive and co-relational method of research was used in conducting the study. The sample for the study consisted of teachers working at different level in seven co-educational and two girls’ polytechnics of the state. The tools used in the study were Burnout Inventory and Job satisfaction scale. Hypotheses were formulated and tested. It was found that there is a significant relationship between teacher burnout and job satisfaction amongst the polytechnic teachers. More conclusions have been drawn as a result of the study and a set of recommendations have been put forward for the Heads of the polytechnics, Administrator of technical education and the Government in general.
Teacher burnout, Job satisfaction.
Varun Singh; L. G. P. Singh, Teachers' Burnout in Polytechnics of State of Uttar Pradesh in India and its Analysis, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 14, April 2015, eISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-1-62951-946-3.