Burnout, Compassion Satisfaction, and Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Higher Education Faculty Members
School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling (EdD)
Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction, Faculty, Higher Education, Self-care
Education | Educational Psychology
Velez-Cruz, Ramon Jose, "Burnout, Compassion Satisfaction, and Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Higher Education Faculty Members" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2635.
This study used a quantitative correlational method to examine the correlation between self-care, burnout, compassion satisfaction, and secondary traumatic stress among higher education faculty members across multiple disciplines. One hundred and fifty-one participants from two higher education institutions and Listservs provided feedback for the study. Participants completed a demographics questionnaire and two surveys, the National Alliance in Mental Illness Self-care instrument and the Professional Quality of Life scale. Results showed collectively significant results between self-care and burnout, compassion satisfaction, and secondary traumatic stress. Physical self-care and emotional self-care had significant, positive relationships with compassion satisfaction. Physical self-care and emotional self-care had significant, negative relationships on burnout, while physical self-care and emotional self-care had significant, negative relationships on secondary traumatic stress. Psychological self-care, spiritual self-care, and workplace self-care were not significant predictors for compassion satisfaction, burnout, or secondary traumatic stress.