Student Research Projects

Perceived Respect of Professors in Relation to Burnout, Job Satisfaction, Academic Division and Gender

Student Brooke Totzeck, '16
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Psychology
Course Psychology 480: Originial Research Project


The current study sought to find out if professors felt respected by their students and if gender, experience in their field, burnout, or job satisfaction related to their perceived respect. Researchers sent an online survey link to professors at Virginia Wesleyan College to measure their responses to a demographics form, the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the short form Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, and the Respect within Group Subscale. Results were mostly non-significant, with the exception of one trend that expressed when participants report higher levels of burnout, they also report feeling less respect. The current study found a trend among burnout and feeling of perceived respect. This study also found that professors who have worked in their academic division for longer reported being more satisfied.