Krista Bosman

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

Patricia C. Kornelis


This study examined mental health, work conditions, job satisfaction, and burnout in relation to educators in a rural, private school in the Pacific Northwest. Fourteen educators from the school participated in a compilation of short surveys to examine each research area individually. For full-time educators, the surveys showed that job resources positively correlated with mental health, job demands related negatively with job satisfaction, and mental health correlated negatively with exhaustion. After the surveys were analyzed, six of the full-time educators were invited to partake in a follow-up interview to further explore the possible correlations. In the interviews, educators mentioned the impact of a heavy workload, work relationships, and faith in God on their mental health. Correlations between mental health, work conditions, job satisfaction, and burnout are complex and require further investigation to fully understand all the factors involved.


Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education