Examining the burnout of academics in relation to job satisfaction and other factors

Bilge F.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.34, no.9, pp.1151-1160, 2006 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2006.34.9.1151
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1151-1160
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


This study examined the relationships between burnout and job satisfaction of academics along with other related factors. The study group comprised 194 academics. The results demonstrated that the most important variable that predicts emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment is intrinsic job satisfaction. It was found that the status of academics is capable of predicting not only emotional exhaustion but also personal accomplishment. In addition female gender was found to be an important predictor of a lower level depersonalization; and extrinsic satisfaction in lower personal accomplishment. No significant relationship was found with marital status, seniority and being abroad for academic purposes.