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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02255

Teaching careers: Exploring links between well-being, burnout, self-efficacy and praxis shock

  • 1University of Queensland, Australia

Burnout and attrition are issues facing many professions. In a bid to better understand this phenomenon and ways to address it, this paper explores experiences of praxis shock, well-being, burnout and self-efficacy during teachers’ careers. Regression and mediation analyses of 836 responses to a questionnaire reveal that praxis shock may occur at multiple points in a music teachers' career. Findings reveal that praxis shock predicts patterns of reported burnout, well-being and self-efficacy. This impacts on the development of productive professional identities, career satisfaction and success. Evidence is presented regarding praxis shock and its impact across a teaching career.

Keywords: Teacher Education, Music teacher attrition, professional identities, Pre-service and in-service education and training, Occupational stress

Received: 16 May 2019; Accepted: 20 Sep 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Ballantyne and Retell. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Julie Ballantyne, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia,