The Effect of Job Stress on Psychological Burnout of Childcare Teachers: Focusing on the Mediating Effect of Self-Esteem

보육교사의 직무스트레스가 심리적 소진에 미치는 영향 : 자아존중감의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • 김정미 (한세대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 백진아 (한세대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2017.12.29
  • Accepted : 2018.03.20
  • Published : 2018.03.28


The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of job stress on psychological burnout of childcare teachers and the mediating effect of self-esteem between two variables. For the study, the data collected from 520 teachers working in day-care centers in Seoul, Gyeonggi and Incheon areas were analyzed by utilizing the path analysis model. The results are as follows. First, job stress of childcare teachers had a positive effect on their psychological burnout, but it had a negative effect on their self-esteem. Second, self-esteem of childcare teachers influenced negatively their psychological burnout. Third, job stress of childcare teachers directly affected psychological burnout and its effect was indirectly mediated by their self-esteem. On the basis of the findings, the need to reduce job stress and psychological burnout and to enhance self-esteem was suggested.


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