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dc.SupervisorProfessor Abdulai Abukari-
dc.contributor.authorNasab, Riaan Mohammad Raghib-
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is an explorative research study aimed at understanding the level of burnout kindergarten teachers are facing in three schools in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It is aimed at designing a leadership model that could contribute to low teacher’s burnout levels. Three main elements were explored through this study, teacher’s burnout levels, organizational behaviours (organizational norms, school culture and teacher’s attitudes) and leadership practices of the school principal. The methodology adopted was a mixed approach design. Two sources of data were used in this research study, Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI) Borritz, Villadsen and Christensen (2005). as a quantitative tool and in-depth interview with teachers as the qualitative data. Several themes were identified to affect kindergarten burnout levels, principal’s leadership style, school culture, staff relationship, staff support and personal growth. The results show that teachers in the targeted schools suffered for burnout on varied levels. It appears to be that principals with transformational leadership practices can promote positive organizational culture that can, in turns, decrease burnout levels for teachers. Based on that a leadership model was suggested to lower teachers’ burnout levels. It is recommended that further research studies are conducted with different grade level teachers across similar context schools to investigate these exploratory findings, which can add some light on the best leadership practices within UAE schools.en_US
dc.publisherThe British University in Dubai (BUiD)en_US
dc.subjecttransformational leadershipen_US
dc.subjectUnited Arab Emirates (UAE)en_US
dc.subjectschool principalen_US
dc.subjectleadership modelen_US
dc.subjectorganizational cultureen_US
dc.titleOrganizational Behaviour and Teacher Burnout in KG Schools in Sharjahen_US
dc.title.alternativeCase Study of Three Schoolsen_US
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