Date Capstone Completed

8-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Masters of Science in Educational Leadership

Department

Education

Advisor

Theresa Waterbury

City

Winona, Minnesota

Abstract

The educational field can prove to be a stressful occupation with various aspects being more stressful than others. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the aspects of teaching that generate burnout in teachers with five years or less of teaching experience. The study used an anonymous online survey to collect data from teachers in the state of Minnesota. Research questions aimed to understand which aspects of teaching are the most stressful, how grade level (elementary, middle school, or high school) impacts burnout, and if professional development could help limit burnout. A total of 289 individuals participated in this research study.

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