ERIC Number: EJ1049636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Performance and Burnout: An Efficient Frontier Analysis of Resource Use Efficiency among Employed University Students
Galbraith, Craig S.; Merrill, Gregory B.
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v39 n2 p255-277 2015
We examine the impact of university student burnout on academic achievement. With a longitudinal sample of working undergraduate university business and economics students, we use a two-step analytical process to estimate the efficient frontiers of student productivity given inputs of labour and capital and then analyse the potential determinants of technical efficiency. Employing a data envelopment analysis (DEA), we find that student efficiency varies by type of course, with quantitative courses such as economics, having the highest level of dispersion. The longitudinal analysis indicates that both university-related exhaustion and work-related exhaustion are negatively related to student productivity.
Descriptors: Burnout, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Student Employment, Efficiency, Productivity, Data Analysis, Business Education, Decision Making, Regression (Statistics), Longitudinal Studies, Stress Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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