INVESTIGATION OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AND BURNOUT LEVELS OF MATHEMATICS TEACHERS
The aim of this study is to determine the levels of organizational commitment and burnout of mathematics teachers and to describe the relationships between these. The Survey model was used in the study and within the scope of the research, all mathematics teachers working in the city center were reached. Within this scope, 168 mathematics teachers answered the related scales in the data collection process. Organizational Commitment Scale and Maslach Burnout Inventory were used in the study as the data collection tool. The data were analyzed in SPSS package program. In determining the levels of organizational commitment and burnout, arithmetic mean and standard deviation values were included in the study and; to determine the relationships between the level of organizational commitment and burnout, simple and multiple regression values were included in the study. According to the research results, the perception level of Emotional Commitment, continuance Commitment and Normative Commitment dimensions, which are sub dimensions of Mathematics teachers organizational commitment, turned out to be “neutral”. The perception of mathematics teachers in the Emotional Burnout, Desensitization and Personal success which were sub-dimensions of the burnout level, were turned out to be “neutral”. When the relationship between burnout perceptions and organizational commitment of mathematics teachers was assessed using the simple regression statistics technique, a correlation between burnout perceptions and organizational commitment was observed. According to this relationship, as the organizational commitment of mathematics teachers increases, burnout levels decrease. As mathematics is considered more difficult than other teaching subjects, the organizational commitment and burnout level of mathematics teachers gain importance. In this regard, in the research, suggestions were made to increase the organizational commitment of mathematics teachers and to reduce burnout levels.