The Experience of Burnout Among Future Construction Professionals: A Cross-National Study

Alam, S, Yip, B, Rowlinson, S and Kvan, T 2007, 'The Experience of Burnout Among Future Construction Professionals: A Cross-National Study', Construction Management and Economics, vol. April07, no. 25, pp. 345-357.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title The Experience of Burnout Among Future Construction Professionals: A Cross-National Study
Author(s) Alam, S
Yip, B
Rowlinson, S
Kvan, T
Year 2007
Journal name Construction Management and Economics
Volume number April07
Issue number 25
Start page 345
End page 357
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Abstract A survey of undergraduate students in Australia and Hong Kong revealed that a specially adapted version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (the MBI-SS) possesses good internal consistency reliability among construction students. A three-component model of student burnout, comprising emotional exhaustion, cynicism and personal efficacy was supported in both the Australian and Hong Kong samples. Burnout levels among construction students were similar to those reported in previous non-construction student samples. Both Australian and Hong Kong construction students reported higher personal efficacy than non-construction students. Australian students expressed considerably higher cynicism in relation to their university education than the Hong Kong students. The three dimensions of burnout were differentially correlated with work, study and socio-economic variables. In Australia, student burnout was associated with a perceived tension between paid work and study. In Hong Kong, the demands of study and concern with the economy were significant correlates of student burnout.
Subject Signal Processing
Keyword(s) Burnout
Work-study conflict
Stress
Higher education
culture
ISSN 0144-6193
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