Burnout Prevention for High School Music Educators: A Collaborative Capstone Project

Hunter, B., Wu Fu, R. (2018). Burnout Prevention for High School Music Educators: A Collaborative Capstone Project. May, 2018
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submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Education, Concordia University Irvine

The purpose of this action research study was to analyze causes of stress in the
high school music classroom and explore burnout prevention techniques for high school
music educators in the Orange County area. A survey went out to local high school music
educators that currently teach in Orange County, to assess what stressors these teachers
were experiencing. For three weeks, four teachers aimed to purposely exercise up to five
times a week and journal the type and duration of exercise in a personal journal
mentioning any change in stress levels that occurred. At the end of the intervention,
teacher participants were interviewed. Stressors did not change from the implementation
of the intervention for three weeks. All intervention participants felt that the intervention
would be a viable long-term burnout prevention technique and just required more time to
yield better results.

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