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ERIC Number: EJ872339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Motivational Orientation and Burnout among Undergraduate College Students
Pisarik, Christopher T.
College Student Journal, v43 n4 p1238-1252 Dec 2009
This study examined the relationships among motivational orientations based on self-determination theory (Ryan & Deci, 2000b) and burnout among undergraduate college students. A sample of 191 university students was administered the "Academic Motivation Scale" (Vallerand et al., 1992) and the "Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey" (Schaufeli, Martinez, Pinto, Salanova & Bakker, 2002). The results suggest that intrinsic motivation to attend college was associated with lower levels of burnout, while amotivation and external regulation were associated with higher levels of burnout. Identified regulation was negatively related to one dimension of burnout (i.e., professional efficacy). The results and their implications for practice and future research are discussed in the context of self-determination theory. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Motivation Scale; Maslach Burnout Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A