The relationship between professional burnout and satisfaction: a case study for physical education teachers in a Greek urban area

  • Evangelia Papasotiriou Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, School of Business and Economics, Department of Business Administration
  • Georgios Sidiropoulos Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, School of Business and Economics, Department of Business Administration
  • Stamatios A. Ntanos Democritus University of Thrace
  • Miltiadis Chalikias Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, School of Business and Economics, Department of Business Administration
  • Michalis Skordoulis Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, School of Business and Economics, Department of Business Administration


The aim of the present study is two-fold. Firstly, this research investigates the relationship between the variables of professional burnout and satisfaction among physical education teachers who work in sports organizations of large municipalities in the region of Attica, Greece. Secondly, the relationship between organizational factors and the variables of professional burnout and satisfaction was examined.  All the teachers who took part in the survey are occupied in a municipal program called “Sports for all”. With the method of random sampling, a total of 100 questionnaires, representing 10% of the survey population, were filled out by physical education teachers, occupied in 9 municipalities of Attica (Marousi, Kifissia, Heraklion, Metamorfosi-Pefki, N. Ionia, N. Philadelphia, Ilion, Haidari). The analysis reveals that Greek physical education teachers reported low levels of professional burnout and high levels of professional satisfaction. Moreover the results confirm the existence of a relationship between organizational factors, professional burnout and satisfaction. 

Author Biography

Stamatios A. Ntanos, Democritus University of Thrace

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, School of Business and Economics, Department of Business Administration

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