Investigation of the Effect of Burnout Levels and Organizational Cynicism Attitudes of Teachers Working in Public Schools in the Kyrenia Region on Teacher Performance



The aim of this study is to determine the effect of burnout levels and organizational cynicism attitudes of teachers working in public schools in Kyrenia region on teacher performance. The research was conducted using the relational survey model, one of the quantitative research methods. The population of the study consisted of 431 teachers working in the Kyrenia region in the TRNC, while the sample was determined by stratified sampling method. Accordingly, the sample consisted of 320 teachers working in official secondary and high schools in Kyrenia districts in the 2023-2024 academic year. The data were collected using the personal information form created by the researcher, the Occupational Burnout Scale developed by Minaz (2019), the Organizational Cynicism Scale for Teachers developed by Sağır and Oğuz (2012), and the Teacher Job Performance Scale developed by Limon (2019).


According to the results of the study, it was determined that the participants experienced moderate burnout in general and were emotionally and behaviorally distanced from their institutions, the factors that negatively affected their performance were at a moderate level, and the participants had a moderate negative attitude towards the school.While it was determined that the employees showed a moderate level of participation in organizational decision-making processes, it was observed that the dimensions of teacher performance were at a moderate level and overall performance was high.According to the results of the analysis, strong and significant relationships were found between professional burnout and emotional and behavioral distancing from the organization, factors that reduce performance, negative attitudes towards school and organizational cynicism.A negative and significant relationship was found between professional burnout and teacher performance.However, the relationship between organizational cynicism and teacher performance was not significant.