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Investigating the relationship between academic burnout and educational factors among students of Guilan University of Medical Sciences

Soodabeh Gholizadeh Sarcheshmeh Fariba Asgari Minoo Mitra Chehrzad Ehsan Kazemnezhad Leili

*Corresponding author: Fariba Asgari asgari.frb@gmail.com

medicalScience2019,3,230doi:10.3934/medsci.2019.3.230

Introduction: Academic burnout is among the factors that negatively affect academic performance and has recently been studied in schools and universities. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between academic burnout and educational factors among students of Guilan University of Medical Sciences in 2015–2016. Materials and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted on 532 students who were in second or higher semester of their study in Guilan University of Medical Sciences. The instruments used in this study were the Maslach’s Student Burnout Questionnaire and the Educational Factors Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 21. Results: A significant relationship was observed between academic burnout and passion in college major (P = 0.0001), failing the courses (P = 0.0001), probation record (P < 0.009), teaching factors, educational environment and educational facilities (P < 0.05). Conclusion: The results of this study indicated a significant relationship between academic burnout and a number of educational factors. As a result, appropriate educational and teaching facilities can reduce students’ academic burnout.

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