HIEST Seminar 20 Sept 2023: Professor João Marôco

University Student Engagement: Attenuating Student Burnout effects on Academic Efficacy and Drop out

In RUU A310 Rauha; to attend online please register here.

In this talk I will cover the important relationship between student engagement, burnout, academic efficacy, and dropout rates. Research has shown that both student engagement and burnout have significant impacts on subjective academic performance and the intention to drop out. Engaging students in their academic pursuits can serve as a protective factor against the negative effects of burnout on dropout rates. Factors such as satisfaction with social support and coping strategies also play a crucial role in student engagement and burnout. My research highlights the negative association between student engagement and academic burnout. Student engagement, defined as the active and positive involvement of students in their learning process, academic activities, and educational experiences, can mediate the relationship between Academic burnout, characterized by emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and academic inefficacy, and subjective academic performance, as well as the intention to drop out. This talk emphasizes the importance of fostering student engagement in order to mitigate the effects of burnout on academic efficacy and dropout rates. By promoting strategies for engagement and providing social support, universities can enhance students' experiences and reduce the likelihood of dropout.
Key reference: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239816

Professor Marôco's Bio: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joao-Maroco-2