Prevalence of Academic Burnout and Its Related Factors among the Students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract:
Aim

This study was carried out to determine the prevalence rate of academic burnout and its related factors among the students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in 2017.

Material and Methods

The method of this study was descriptive survey method. The statistical community of this study included all students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences among whom 382 students. Maslach questionnaire of academic burnout (1999) was employed for data collection and data analysis was performed using Spss software, descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation) and Inferential statistics (U-Mann Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis).

Findings

The average age of the students under study was 21.51±2.08. Two hundred and sixteen participants (56.5%) were male and 166 (43.5%) were female; 22 participants (5.8%) had associate's degree, 315 participants (82.5%) were undergraduate and 45 participants (11.8%) were studying in Master and higher levels. 357 students (93.5%) were single and 25 (6.5%) were married. Mean score of the academic burnout of students participated in the study was 60.88±9.98. The results of data analysis showed that there have been significant relationship between gender and place of university in one hand and academic burn out in other hand (p≤0.01) as well as between major of study and academic burnout (p≤0.05).

Conclusion

Based on the findings of the present study, a significant percentage of students were suffering from academic burnout. Also, students with different majors of study may experience a different academic burnouts. Therefore, planning to reduce academic burnout can improve the academic performance of the students.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Language:
English
Published:
Health Education & Health Promotion, Volume:7 Issue: 4, 2019
Pages:
177 - 181
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