Academicians’ Burnout, Vigor and Occupational Satisfactions in the Department of Fine Arts Education: A Sample of Uludag University

Demirbatır R. E., Engür D.

Journal of Education and Training Studies, vol.6, no.7, pp.86-93, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The success of an educational institution is heavily based on instructors’ occupational satisfaction and their happiness at their workplace. Therefore, determining the case of the instructors’ wellbeing in order to improve working standards is really important to sustain high quality in education. In this sense, this study set out to identify state of academicians in terms of their level of burnout, vigor and occupational satisfaction at a department of Fine Arts Education at Uludag University. All 42 academician participants attended the study. To determine the level of burnout and vigor, Shirom-Melamed Burnout Measure was employed, and to learn participants’ occupational satisfaction levels, a questionnaire developed by authors was used. The results show that burnout and vigor have negative correlation and occupational satisfaction has negatively correlated with emotional exhaustion, which is a sub-dimension of burnout but positively correlated with physical strength, which is a sub-dimension of vigor. Moreover, it is determined that the academicians who go to the doctor less frequently have higher occupational satisfaction and the academicians who are facing health issues have higher level of burnout. The results confirm that health status significantly affects one sub-dimension of burnout, which is physical fatigue.