Occupational stress, burnout and job satisfaction among supervisors in North Cyprus

Göker S. D.

Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, vol.3, no.3, pp.53-60, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5901/mjss.2012.v3n3p53
  • Journal Name: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Index Islamicus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-60
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


The demands on supervisors both in and out of educational settings introduced by the recent learner-based innovations and combined with increased work load have led many to question the levels of job satisfaction, occupational stress and burnout among supervisors. The goal of this article was to explore the levels of occupational stress, burnout and job satisfaction among supervisors in North Cyprus. The target population of this study was all supervisors working for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in North Cyprus. All 34 supervisors were included in the study. Data were collected through (1) Occupational Environment Scale (Osipow & Spokane,1983), (2) the Maslach Burnout Inventory (Maslach & Jackson, 1981b) and (3) the Minnesota Work Satisfaction Questionnaire (Weis et al.,1967). The level of job satisfaction of supervisors was found to be high, whereas levels of their occupational stress were found to be moderate. The levels of emotional burnout and personal accomplishment were also found to be moderate but the level of depersonalization was found to be low among the supervisors.