Date of Award

Fall 2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


College of Education


Department of Education

Primary Advisor

Dr. Kelly L. Hoskins

Second Advisor

Dr. Thomas J. Gollery

Third Advisor

Dr. Lisa A. Coscia


This study evaluated the relationship between burnout and the six areas of worklife in secondary-level classical Christian school teachers at ACCS-accredited classical Christian schools. Moreover, the focus of the study was to determine the degree to which the six areas of worklife predicted burnout. Burnout was defined as a condition when employees consistently experience emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and inefficacy in relation to their work (Maslach et al., 2001). The six areas of worklife are workload, control, reward, community, fairness, and values (Maslach et al., 2001). The areas of worklife significantly predicted a low level of burnout (p = .002), and values was the most predictive area of worklife (B = −0.74, p = .02). A profile analysis using each respondent’s averages for the three dimensions of burnout revealed that 44.68% of the respondents fit the engaged profile (p < .001). The distribution of categories reflected in the analysis was considered large (ω = .74).