Abstract: Burnout is a work-related phenomenon common in almost all professions, especially in the helping ones and is linked with undesirable consequences in employees. For this reason, it is essential to prevent it. The purpose of the present paper is to analyze the relationship between emotional intelligence and burnout among secondary teachers. The study is situated in the Spanish context where these kinds of investigations are needed. A cross-sectional survey-based study is conducted. The main results show that teacher with emotional intelligence abilities suffer less burnout hence the important role played by emotional intelligence in preventing teacher burnout. The implications for educational processes and teacher training are discussed in the conclusion.
Patricia Sastre-Morcillo, Francisco Javier Blanco-Encomienda and Maria Jose Latorre-Medina, 2018. Examining the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Professional Burnout Development by Applying a Cluster Analysis. The Social Sciences, 13: 343-350.