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ERIC Number: EJ968204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
An Examination of Academic Burnout versus Work Engagement among Taiwanese Adolescents
Shih, Shu-Shen
Journal of Educational Research, v105 n4 p286-298 2012
The author attempted to examine how Taiwanese junior high school students' perfectionistic tendencies and achievement goals were related to their academic burnout versus work engagement, and to determine differences in the indicators of burnout versus engagement among students with different subtypes of perfectionism. A total of 456 eighth-grade Taiwanese students completed a self-reported survey assessing their perfectionistic tendencies, achievement goals, academic burnout, and work engagement. Results of this study indicated that perfectionism along with achievement goals emerged as statistically significant predictors of Taiwanese students' burnout and work engagement. Additionally, the quality of adolescents' engagement varied as a function of perfectionistic tendencies. Adaptive perfectionists displayed the healthiest pattern of engagement in schoolwork. Implications for educational practices and future research are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan