Master's Theses

Date of Award

Fall 2004

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Advanced Education Programs

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to investigate burnout in college seniors. The independent variables were: gender, major, career maturity level, post college job status, grade point average, and semester of graduation. The dependent variable was scores from the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The sample consisted of 75 males and 53 females. Six null hypotheses were tested employing a three way analysis of variance (general linear model) at the .05 level. A total of 78 comparisons, 8 main effects and 10 interactions were statistically significant. The results of the present study appeared 10 support the following generalizations: I. students sampled had low burnout, 2. male students had greater burnout in Personal Accomplishment than females. 3. Students with low career maturity level had greater Emotional Exhaustion burnout than students with above average career maturity level. 4. the independent variables gender and major should be interpreted concurrently for Emotional Exhaustion. 5. the independent variables major and career maturity level should be interpreted concurrently for Personal accomplishment 6. the independent variables major and post college job status should be interpreted concurrently for Depersonalization 7. the independent variables career maturity, level and post college job status should be interpreted concurrently for Personal Accomplishment. 8. the independent variables major and grade point average should be interpreted concurrently for emotional Exhaustion. 9. the independent variables major and graduation date should be interpreted concurrently for Emotional Exhaustion 10. the independent variables post college job status and graduation date should be interpreted concurrently for Emotional Exhaustion. 11. the independent variables major and post college job status should be interpreted concurrently for Personal Accomplishment. 12. the independent variables major and graduation date should be interpreted concurrently for Personal Accomplishment, and 13. the independent variables post college job status and graduation date should be interpreted concurrently for Personal Accomplishment.

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Copyright 2004 Karen A. McCullough

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