This study aimed at identifying the levels of psychological burnout among speech and language therapists working in special education centers in Amman and Irbid, Jordan, in light of the variables of gender, academic qualification, and years of experience. The study adopted Maslach burnout inventory to investigate the levels of psychological burnout among 37 therapists chosen randomly. The results of the study showed that the level of psychological burnout among the therapists was moderate for the emotional stress, and insensitiveness, and high for the lack of sense of achievement. The results indicated that there were no statistically significant differences at the level of psychological burnout according to the variable of gender. The results also found statistically significant differences at the level of psychological burnout according to the variable of academic qualification in favor of diploma holders. The results also showed statistically significant differences at the level of psychological burnout among the therapists according to the variable of years of experience in favor of the therapists with years of experience. Based on the previous results, the study presented the following recommendations. Preventive plans should be developed to reduce the phenomenon of psychological burnout among speech and language disorders therapists. Increasing the interest of special education centers on the psychological side of language and speech disorders therapists, and conducting more studies on psychological burnout and its relationship to other variables such as job satisfaction.
Alswalmeh, Mohammad Ali; Al-kayed, Zain Saleh; Melhem, Ayed Mohammad; and Abu Zaid, Haitham Yosef
"Levels of Psychological Burnout Among Speech and Language Therapists Working in Special Education Centers in Jordan in the Light of Some Variables,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 12
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol12/iss34/6