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Burnout and engagement in students of health sciences

Departamento de Psicología. Universidad de Almería. Ctra. Sacramento, s/n. C.P.: 04120. Almería (España)
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Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2018, 8(1), 23-36; https://doi.org/10.30552/ejihpe.v8i1.223
Submission received: 21 October 2017 / Revised: 1 December 2017 / Accepted: 19 December 2017 / Published: 19 December 2017

Abstract

Frequently, students are immersed in situations, activities and academic events that generate stress and anxiety. The aim of this study was to analyze the level of burnout and engagement in health science students, as well as the health perceived in them. Also, given the importance of Emotional Intelligence in the prevention of the development of burnout, the second objective of this study was to determine the existence of differences in terms of the degree, with respect to the factors of Emotional Intelligence (interpersonal, intrapersonal, stress management, adaptability and mood). The sample consisted of 63 students who were studying higher degrees in health sciences, who were administered an ad hoc questionnaire, the student version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Utretch Work Engagement Scale Student. According to the results, there are no statistically significant differences in Burnout and Engagement between university students of nursing and young people who take professional training as an Auxiliary Nursing Care Technician. Likewise, it was found that young people who feel they perform their tasks properly and are competent in their studies have a higher self-efficacy and a greater dedication to them. At the same time, the dedication to the studies showed to be related to the perceived health. Finally, the existence of significant differences between nursing students and ANCT in the intrapersonal factor was found. So it was the ANCT students who showed the highest intrapersonal emotional intelligence.
Keywords: Burnout; engagement; emotional intelligence; students Burnout; engagement; emotional intelligence; students

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Martos, Á.; del Carmen Pérez-Fuentes, M.; del Mar Molero, M.; Gázquez, J.J.; del Mar Simón, M.; Belén Barragán, A. Burnout and engagement in students of health sciences. Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2018, 8, 23-36. https://doi.org/10.30552/ejihpe.v8i1.223

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Martos Á, del Carmen Pérez-Fuentes M, del Mar Molero M, Gázquez JJ, del Mar Simón M, Belén Barragán A. Burnout and engagement in students of health sciences. European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education. 2018; 8(1):23-36. https://doi.org/10.30552/ejihpe.v8i1.223

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Martos, África, María del Carmen Pérez-Fuentes, María del Mar Molero, José Jesús Gázquez, María del Mar Simón, and Ana Belén Barragán. 2018. "Burnout and engagement in students of health sciences" European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education 8, no. 1: 23-36. https://doi.org/10.30552/ejihpe.v8i1.223

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