Education K-12 M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Elliott, Nathan


This literature review focuses on the structural relationships between burnout in the education field and teacher self-efficacy. Teacher burnout is a substantial issue in education today and continues to increase as time continues. A teacher’s attitude and disposition towards their job directly affects student motivation and engagement. The primary purpose of this literature is to gain a better understanding of factors leading to burnout among K-12 teachers and to be able to offer suggestions for ways to reduce and prevent burnout. Relevant empirical studies of burnout and self-efficacy in education will be scrutinized and summarized through research investigation. In addition, teacher self-efficacy will be suggested as a solution to mitigate burnout. Evidence recommends that through the intentional process of improving self-efficacy in our teachers, we can decrease burnout and produce record-high levels of student motivation and engagement in the future.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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