Factors Related to Academic Burnout among Graduate Students in One Government University

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Suchanun Kerdphol* Sucheera Phattharayuttawat** Supachoke Singhakant**


Background: During graduate studies, students must attempt to meet many academic demands. If students cannot handle these conditions effectively, it can lead to academic burnout.

Objective: 1. To study the levels of self-efficacy and academic burnout among post-graduate students; 2. To explore the relationship between personal information, self-efficacy, and academic burnout; 3. To investigate how personal information and self-efficacy can aid in predicting academic burnout.

Materials and methods: Data was collected from 132 students in the Master’s Program of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, using a questionnaire concerning personal information, self-efficacy, and academic burnout.

Results: The results revealed that self-efficacy scores among post-graduate students were at a moderate to high level. Also, academic burnout was at a low level. Self-efficacy and years of study were related to academic burnout. Personal information and self-efficacy predicted the capacity for academic burnout at 24 % with statistical significance at 0.05. However, only years of study in personal information was significant at 0.05 level, while self-efficacy was significant at 0.01 level.

Conclusion: From the results, students with more years of study were at greater risk to experience academic burnout, so activities to promote self-efficacy should be organized and geared toward those students in order to reduce the problem.


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