International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2017, Vol. 8(3) 40-47

The relationship between EFL Teachers’ Burnout and their Students’ Foreign Language Anxiety

Mahsa Rezvani & Sara Rezvani

pp. 40 - 47   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1712-09-0002

Published online: December 27, 2017  |   Number of Views: 300  |  Number of Download: 722


Effective teaching requires high level of emotional and labor investment compared to other professions, however, teacher burnout and ineffective classroom management and behavior in dealing with students’ misbehavior may have devastating effects on students’ affective status and learning. As a result, the present study was set out to explore the relationship between the level of EFL teachers' burnout and their students' foreign language anxiety. The participants were 97 English language learners and 15 EFL teachers recruited from three language institutes in Mashhad, Iran. All EFL teachers completed Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) while their students responded to the foreign language classroom anxiety (FLCAS) inventory. The results revealed that teachers’ burnout had a positive relationship with students’ foreign language anxiety in general, and communication apprehension and fear of negative evaluation in students had a significant positive relationship with EFL teachers’ emotional exhaustion in particular. Moreover, the results of this study have a number of implications for EFL teachers, educational authorities, and the researchers.

Keywords: Burnout, foreign language anxiety, EFL teachers, EFL learners

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Rezvani, M. & Rezvani, S. (2017). The relationship between EFL Teachers’ Burnout and their Students’ Foreign Language Anxiety. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 8(3), 40-47.

Rezvani, M. and Rezvani, S. (2017). The relationship between EFL Teachers’ Burnout and their Students’ Foreign Language Anxiety. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 8(3), pp. 40-47.

Chicago 16th edition
Rezvani, Mahsa and Sara Rezvani (2017). "The relationship between EFL Teachers’ Burnout and their Students’ Foreign Language Anxiety". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 8 (3):40-47.

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