The Periodic Process of the Teacher Burnout in ELT Classrooms

Document Type : Research Article


Kazan Federal University



As a result of working in a stressful working environment, people commonly face “burnout”. Burnout refers to negative consequences associated with chronic job stress and it likely occurs in anyone who works with people in some capacity. Hence, it would be fair to say that burnout is not a phenomenon associated exclusively with any particular human service population. As they deal with teaching to students and organizing a relationship with the administration and many other issues all of which are related to human service and relation, teachers present one of the top 5 most stressful careers in the world. As a result of the stressful work they do, teachers commonly face “burnout”. Teacher burnout is an issue to be taken into consideration as it affects learners as well as teachers. In order to obtain a more stress-free environment and save both the learners and the teachers from psychological and physical effects of burnout, the issue of burnout is going to be studied in this paper. The article describes the phenomenon of professional burnout. The study revealed that this phenomenon can be cyclical in nature. Almost any employee in the social sphere can experience the phenomenon of professional burnout, as well as by workers in other professions. However, the phenomenon of “burnout” described in traditional literature, as a rule, is limited to a one-time characterization of the stages of burnout, ending in the destruction of the personality. The article shows that the degree of emotional stamina increases with the level of professionalism and age. The growth of professional skill over the years allows you to better cope with periods of decline. It is proved that the alternation of complete devastation with recovery is the natural and normal rhythm of professional life. The article is of a scientific and practical nature and is intended for a wide range of specialists in the field of psychology, sociology, economics, pedagogy, and healthcare.