Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities, and Innovation 2017

Hardiness and Burnout among Elementary School Teachers

Libbie Annatagia, Sri Kusrohmaniah

Universitas Islam Indonesia


Teacher burnout can lead to such condition: the decrease in the sensitivity to students, a sense of not being able to help the student’s learning process, truant behavior, coming late to school, and the emergence of a desire to resign from the job. The aim of the study was to examine correlation between hardiness and burnout among elementary school teachers. 81 elementary school teachers in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, completed two scales: Hardiness scale using the theory of Maddi & Kobasa (Astuti, 2005) and Burnout scale using the theory of Baron & Greenberg (Khairiyah, 1998). All respondents have been teaching for at least one year. The data was analyzed by product moment correlation. The result showed that there was a significant negative correlation between hardiness and burnout among elementary school teachers (r=0.827, p=0.000). The result of the study also found R2 = 0.684, which meant that hardiness contributed 68.4% towards burnout.


hardiness, burnout, elementary school teachers

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