The relationship between the student stressor factors and academic burnout among the students in Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in year 2016

Arezoo Vahabi, Ahmad Vahabi, Sirvan Sayyad, Hajar Kashefi, Boshra Vahabi

DOI: 10.22122/cdj.v6i2.266


BACKGROUND: Burnout is a state of mental and emotional fatigue; and is a result of chronic stress syndrome, high pressure, time constraints, and lack of necessary resources to perform the assigned duties and tasks. The present study aimed to determine the relationship between student stressor factors and academic burnout among the students in Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in year 2016.

METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the study population was the students in Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences. Among them, 500 persons were selected using stratified sampling method with proportional allocation. The research tools were student stressor factors and academic burnout questionnaires. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software.

RESULTS: There was a positive and statistically significant relationship between academic burnout with three domains of stressors for students including academic stressors (r = 0.32, P < 0.01), learning environment stressors (r = 0.34, P < 0.01), and graduation stressors (r = 0.36, P < 0.01), as well as the overall stressors
(r = 0.42, P < 0.01).

CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicated the important role of stressors in academic burnout; so, it is expected that educators have always reflect the practices reduce stress, and create a suitable environment for education.


Stress; Burnout; Medical students

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