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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2016, 9(12): 72-78 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between Motivation and Academic burnout in Nursing and Paramedical Students of Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Fatemeh Sharififard1, Hamid Asayesh *1, Kian Nourozi2, Mohammad Ali Hosseini2, Zahra Taheri Kharameh1
1- Qom University of Medical Sciences
2- University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
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Background and Objectives: Academic burnout leads to poor performance in students. On the other hand, motivation has direct relationship with academic performance of students. In this study, the relationship between motivation and academic burnout among nursing and paramedical students was investigated.

Methods: This study was conducted as a cross-sectional study on nursing and paramedical students of Qom city in the second semester of 2014-2015. A total of 264 students were randomly selected from nursing and paramedical students. Data collection tools were demographic information form, academic burnout questionnaire, and academic motivation scale. Data were analyzed using regression and Pearson’s correlation coefficient. The significance level was considered p<0.05.

Results: The mean and standard deviation of academic burnout scores of the students was 28.52±15.84. All academic motivation subscales had significant relationship with academic burnout. There were significant relationships between a motivation (OR=1.17, CI=1.08-1.26) and intrinsic motivation (OR=0.92, CI=0.88-0.95) with academic burnout.

Conclusion: The findings of the present study indicated that a significant percentage of the students are experiencing academic burnout, and student with intrinsic motivation have lower academic burnout. Therefore, improvement of this personal trait in the students can reduce their academic burnout.

Keywords: Academic burnout, Motivation, Students, Nursing, Qom, Iran
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: داخلی
Received: 2016/02/20 | Accepted: 2016/02/20 | Published: 2016/02/20

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