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  • Juliane Schmidt
  • Uta Klusmann
  • Oliver Lüdtke
  • Jens Möller
  • Mareike Kunter
Beginning teachers’ first years in school have been described as demanding and stressful. In explaining beginning teachers’ stress, previous research mainly focused on either trait-like personality characteristics or general work-related stressors. In contrast, the present study focused on the day-to-day experience. The aim of the current study was (a) to identify the task-related daily uplifts and hassles of beginning teachers, (b) to examine the association of daily uplifts and hassles with teachers’ socio-demographic and personality characteristics, and (c) to investigate the effect of daily uplifts and hassles on teachers’ emotional exhaustion. The sample consisted of 141 beginning teachers up to four years in the profession who completed an online diary for 14 consecutive days. Results showed that most daily uplifts and hassles were related to teaching in class and interacting with colleagues. Both hassles and uplifts showed only a few unsystematic correlations with teachers’ characteristics. However, daily uplifts and hassles significantly explained beginning teachers’ daily emotional exhaustion.
Original languageEnglish
JournalContemporary Educational Psychology
Volume48
IssueJanuary 2017
Pages (from-to)85-97
Number of pages13
ISSN0361-476X
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StatePublished - 01.2017

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  • Professional competence - Beginning teachers, Daily hassles and uplifts, Emotional exhaustion, Diary study

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