Korean J Med Educ.  2015 Mar;27(1):27-35. 10.3946/kjme.2015.27.1.27.

The relationship between academic self-efficacy and academic burnout in medical students

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  • 1Department of Medical Education, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. wtjeon@yuhs.ac

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between academic burnout and academic self-efficacy in medical students.
METHODS
The study group comprised 446 students in years 1 to 4 of medical school. They were asked to rate their academic burnout and academic self-efficacy on a scale. The data were analyzed by multivariate analysis of variance and regression analysis.
RESULTS
Academic self-efficacy was correlated negatively with academic burnout explaining 37% of academic burnout.
CONCLUSION
Academic self-efficacy (especially self-confidence) had the greatest effect on academic burnout. The implications of these results are discussed in terms of an evaluation and support system for students.

Keyword

Academic burnout; Academic self-efficacy; Self-confidence
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