The Nexus between Study Burnout Profiles and Social Support : The Differences between Domestic (Finnish) and International Master's Degree Students

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Rönkkönen , S , Mattsson , M , Virtanen , V , Pyhältö , K & Inkinen , M 2022 , ' The Nexus between Study Burnout Profiles and Social Support : The Differences between Domestic (Finnish) and International Master's Degree Students ' , Behavioral sciences , vol. 12 , no. 3 , 79 . https://doi.org/10.3390/bs12030079

Title: The Nexus between Study Burnout Profiles and Social Support : The Differences between Domestic (Finnish) and International Master's Degree Students
Author: Rönkkönen, Sara; Mattsson, Markus; Virtanen, Viivi; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Inkinen, Mikko
Contributor organization: Faculty of Educational Sciences
The Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE)
Life Science Education
Biosciences
Department of Education
Behavioural Sciences
Date: 2022-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Behavioral sciences
ISSN: 2076-328X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/bs12030079
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/342630
Abstract: The present study investigated the variation in higher education students' study burnout experiences and how they are related to academic success and social support needs. Similarities and differences between the international and domestic students were also explored. In this mixed-methods study, the data were collected through a self-reported questionnaire, and a total of 902 (response rate 42%) first year master's students from the fields of arts, business and technology responded. Using Latent Profile Analysis (LPA), we detected three distinct study burnout risk profiles (No exhaustion or cynicism; Exhausted; Exhausted and cynical). The following distinct forms of social support needs were found using theory-based qualitative content analysis: informational, instrumental, emotional, and co-constructional support. We found out that the students with highest risk of burnout had the lowest grade point averages (GPAs). Further investigation showed that international students pass their courses despite the experiences of study burnout, even though the GPAs might deteriorate. When the domestic students experience study burnout symptoms, they both gain fewer study credits and earn lower GPAs. Finally, a relationship between the form of support needed and the burnout profile was identified.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
study burnout
social support
social well-being
higher education
learning and academic success
person-centric research
SCHOOL BURNOUT
ENGAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY
PERFORMANCE
EXPERIENCES
VARIABLES
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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