Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Special Education
Burnout, Retention, Attrition, Work Life Balance, Educators, Special Education, Research, Retention Strategies
The ongoing shortage of special education teachers coupled with an increasing attrition rate has prompted many researchers to investigate why teachers are choosing to leave the field. Multiple studies (Lehmann 2008, et al Cheng 2022, et al Bryant 2023) have been conducted to determine the rates of attrition at multiple levels in education. Results of studies (Hughes 2012, et al Robinson 2019, et al Ogakwu 2022) indicate that there has been a statistically significant relationship between job satisfaction and burnout among special education teachers. This project provides a literature review focused on special education teacher burnout and attrition along with a discussion offering potential solutions to this persistent problem. Bridging the gap between teacher perception and administrative support is a hoped for outcome of this project.
Downer, Meghann, "Recognizing Teacher Burnout: Utilizing Teacher Retention Strategies to Help Work Life Balance of Educators" (2023). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 885.