The Effect of Psychological Resilience on Employees’ Burnout Level


  • Tahir Akgemci Selcuk University, Turkey
  • M. Tahir Demirsel Selcuk University, Turkey
  • Özlem Kara Selcuk University, Turkey


Stress and burn-out among academics has been the focus of a number of studies over the years. Results have varied considerably, especially regarding the incidence of burn-out. This study highlights the burnout levels of academics in terms of some demographic variables such as age, marital status, number of children, academic title and years of service and analyses the connection between psychological resilience and the burnout level of academics working in Selcuk University in Turkey. In this research burnout syndrome has been discussed in three dimensions. These are emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and lower personal accomplishment. The survey technique has been applied as the data gathering method in this research. The study has taken place in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Selcuk University in Konya-Turkey. The questionnaire has been distributed to 60 randomly selected academics. 44 of these questionnaires have been returned and evaluated. According to the findings, some demographic variables have positive and some have negative effects on the dimensions of burnout syndrome. Moreover, as a result of the regression analysis, a negative linear relationship between psychological resilience and the burnout levels of academics is observed. At the end, some suggestions in order to prevent burnout syndrome and increase the level of resilience will be declared and some implications for academics will be addressed.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n11p122


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Akgemci, T., Demirsel, M. T., & Kara, Özlem. (2013). The Effect of Psychological Resilience on Employees’ Burnout Level. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(11), 122. Retrieved from