Study: Almost half of Czech teachers in danger of burnout

Almost half of Czech teachers are in danger of experiencing burnout syndrome, suggests a study conducted by the Faculty of Pedagogy at Charles University in Prague, Czech Television reported. Two and a half thousand teachers were interviewed for the survey.

The study found that one-fifth of respondents had signs of medium to severe signs psychological problems and were in need of specialised care.

Excessive administration, difficulties with both pupils and parents and the low prestige of a profession that is not paid highly in the Czech Republic were given as reasons for the threat of burnout.