Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

Patricia C. Kornelis


This study examined the internal and external factors that contribute to stress and burnout among teachers in a group of denominational schools located in the United States. Thirty-one educators from these schools participated in a short survey to examine their personal experience with these factors and to identify areas of concern. These educators had varying years of experience. The participants were surveyed about their teaching careers and the results indicate that negative factors such as job satisfaction, workload, classroom management, lack of appreciation and support, and lack of self-care can have a detrimental effect on the mental health of teachers and their career longevity. Connections between mental health, workload, job satisfaction, and burnout are deeply intertwined, and further investigation is required to understand the complexity surrounding the factors involved.


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