An empirical analysis on burnout levels among second year vocational schools students

Erturgut R., Soyşekerci S.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.1399-1404 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.208
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1399-1404
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to determine the burnout levels of second year vocational school students in Turkey depending on some variables. The study was conducted in accordance with field scanning method towards a sample audience of 221 people in Canakkale 18 Mart University. Maslach Burnout Inventory is used as the survey scale. "t test" and "One-Way Anova Variance Model" have been used as statistical analysis. Results of the survey indicate that the burnout levels of vocational high school students are high. The students perceive burnout mostly as "emotional burnout". Female students have higher burnout level than male students. No difference depending on socio-economic status has been determined between the burnout levels of vocational school students. Most of the students who are having vocational and technical education are not happy about being in a vocational school. It is found that employment concerns about the future play a significant role in the burnout levels of students. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.