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The effect of burnout on engagement: An empirical study on tourism students

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Author(s): Orhan Uludag | Huseyin Yaratan

Journal: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education
ISSN 1473-8376

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 13;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: burnout | engagement | university | empirical | Northern Cyprus

ABSTRACT
Undergraduate tourism students participated in this study to measure the effects of emotionalexhaustion, cynicism, and professional efficacy (burnout) on vigour, dedication, andabsorption (engagement). The study was carried out at a university in Northern Cyprus. Stepwise regression analysis was employed in order to test the relationships. The results showed that emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and reduced professional efficacy were negatively associated with vigour, dedication, and absorption respectively. In addition, older students, male students, and those who were registered in a 2-year programme encountered more burnout than younger students, female students, and the 4-year programme students, respectively.
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