The Effect of Perceived Teacher Burnout on Credibility

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This study investigated the effect of perceived teacher burnout on perceived teacher credibility. One hundred eighty-two college students were randomly exposed to a written scenario manipulating the level of perceived teacher burnout (high or low) and responded to a scale measuring perceived teacher credibility in reference to the scenario. Results of one-way multivariate analyses of variance indicated that perceived teacher burnout has a negative impact on perceived teacher competence, caring, and trustworthiness. Low-burnout teachers are perceived as more credible than high-burnout teachers.


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Communication Research Reports

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Zhang, Q., & Sapp, D. (2009). The Effect of Perceived Teacher Burnout on Credibility. Communication Research Reports, 26(1), 87-90



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