Portions of this article are based on a doctoral dissertation by Jayoung Lee, completed in August 2010 at Korea University. This research is based on work supported by the ASAN Foundation Grant R0908921.
AGE-RELATED DIFFERENCES IN ACADEMIC BURNOUT OF KOREAN ADOLESCENTS
Version of Record online: 25 OCT 2013
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Psychology in the Schools
Volume 50, Issue 10, pages 1015–1031, December 2013
How to Cite
Lee, J., Puig, A., Lea, E. and Lee, S. M. (2013), AGE-RELATED DIFFERENCES IN ACADEMIC BURNOUT OF KOREAN ADOLESCENTS. Psychol. Schs., 50: 1015–1031. doi: 10.1002/pits.21723
- Issue online: 26 OCT 2013
- Version of Record online: 25 OCT 2013
- ASAN Foundation. Grant Number: R0908921
Korean adolescents experience considerable stress because of an educational system that focuses primarily on college entrance examinations, pressure for academic achievement, and a competitive atmosphere in school. The main purpose of this study was to explore age differences in the construct of Korean adolescents’ academic burnout. Once assumptions of configural, factor loading, and intercept invariance were satisfied, we compared means of latent variables (four components of academic burnout in the present study). Results of the latent mean analysis showed that all four subscales (exhaustion, antipathy, cynicism, and inefficacy) of academic burnout increased gradually as age increased. Moving from elementary to middle and middle to high school appears to be stressful for students. Implications for school professionals and recommendations for future research are discussed.