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Pages: 4434-4440
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

PREDICTING PERCEIVED PSYCHOLOGICAL BURNOUT AMONG SOPHOMORE STUDENTS OF COVENANT UNIVERSITY

O. Adekeye, A. Alao, J.A. Odukoya, G.A. Adejuwon

Covenant University (NIGERIA)
Background:
This study explored the psychological burnout among second year students of Covenant University. Burnout as a variable has assumed a global research interest. Burnout is the consequence of stress that impacts on students’ ability to profit maximally from classroom instructions and which often leads to poor academic performance.

Method:
The cross-sectional study employed the descriptive survey method. There were 212 participants (123 males and 89 females) with age ranging from 15 to 21 years (m = 16.8, SD = 1.5) who were randomly selected from four Colleges. The 15-item Maslach Burnout Inventory –Student Survey (MBI-SS), a well validated scale was used for data collection. Chi-square analysis and multiple regressions were used to analyze the data.

Results:
Two hypotheses were tested and result shows that a larger proportion of participants (68%) reported higher levels of burnout symptoms while a lower proportion (32%) reported a lower level of burnout symptoms. The multiple regression analysis shows that there was no significant contribution of sex (β = .022; t = 0.339; p>0.05), age (β = .023; t = 0.354; p>0.05) and College (β = 0.045; t = 0.490; p>0.05) on participant’s perceived psychological burnout. However, participants cumulative grade point average (CGPA) (β = 0.127; t = 1.963; p = 0.005) was a strong predictor of participant’s perceived psychological burnout.

Conclusion:
The findings were discussed with reference to the influence of academic performance as encapsulated in student’s cumulative grade point average in burnout symptoms experienced by students. This study revealed a higher proportion of students reporting higher levels of burnout indicating the need for psychosocial coping skills to achieve psychological adjustment.
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author = {Adekeye, O. and Alao, A. and Odukoya, J.A. and Adejuwon, G.A.},
title = {PREDICTING PERCEIVED PSYCHOLOGICAL BURNOUT AMONG SOPHOMORE STUDENTS OF COVENANT UNIVERSITY},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
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location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {4434-4440}}
TY - CONF
AU - O. Adekeye AU - A. Alao AU - J.A. Odukoya AU - G.A. Adejuwon
TI - PREDICTING PERCEIVED PSYCHOLOGICAL BURNOUT AMONG SOPHOMORE STUDENTS OF COVENANT UNIVERSITY
SN - 978-84-606-8243-1/2340-1117
PY - 2015
Y1 - 6-8 July, 2015
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN15 Proceedings
SP - 4434
EP - 4440
ER -
O. Adekeye, A. Alao, J.A. Odukoya, G.A. Adejuwon (2015) PREDICTING PERCEIVED PSYCHOLOGICAL BURNOUT AMONG SOPHOMORE STUDENTS OF COVENANT UNIVERSITY, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 4434-4440.
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