Socio-demographic variables and Job Frustration as Predictive Influence of Burnout Syndrome among Selected Teachers in Lagos Metropolis

Oluyinka O. Olajire, Francis C. Uzonwanne, John O. Okunola, Folake O. Lanre- Babalola, Folake S. Alo


This study examined the influence of selected socio-demographic factors and job frustration on
burnout among teachers in Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria. Cross-Sectional survey research utilising
and ex-post factor design method was used to determine the relationship between job frustration and burnout syndrome among teachers. The independent variable (IV) is job frustration while the dependent variable (DV) is burnout syndrome. Nine Secondary schools in Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) of Lagos were randomly selected out of which two hundred and eighty (280) secondary school teachers were conveniently sampled. The teachers responded to the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Job Frustration Scale. A simple linear regression analysis produced a statistically significant P-value of .000 and an adjusted R square (0.058) that shows that job frustration accounts for 5.8% of the total variation in burnout syndrome among the selected teachers. None of the other tested socio-demographic factors, age, gender, marital status and years on the job showed to be a significant determinant of burnout syndrome among the selected teachers. The study discussed the results and the implications that emanated from it while appropriate recommendations were also drawn.


Teachers, Burnout Syndrome, Job Frustration

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