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ERIC Number: EJ985726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1469-7874
Investigating the Relationships between Loneliness and Learning Burnout
Lin, Shu-Hui; Huang, Yun-Chen
Active Learning in Higher Education, v13 n3 p231-243 Nov 2012
Loneliness is a common problem for many students. Research indicates that loneliness is associated with relatively poor physical health and depression among students. Burnout in students is also an important issue since it adversely affects students' learning as well as their health and well-being. Both loneliness and learning burnout are related to negative psychological health, and there might exist a relationship between them. This study is to understand the current situation of students' loneliness and learning burnout and further to explore the relationships between the two. The "Loneliness Scale" and "Learning Burnout Scale" are used as research tools, and data from 1788 students were collected. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software was utilized to analyze the data, and the major findings shed light on whether there are differences between males and females with regard to experiencing higher loneliness and learning burnout symptoms. Results also show the relationship of the level of student loneliness and its correlation or otherwise with factors of learning burnout such as low sense of achievement and negative learning emotion. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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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 - Location: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory; UCLA Loneliness Scale