Accounting student burnout and engagement: The role of major satisfaction in mitigating or enforcing functional and dysfunctional behavior

Murad Abuaddous, Ahmad Kalboneh, Zakarya Alatyat, Sinan S. Abaddi
2021 Management Science Letters  
This study begins by establishing the nature of the debatable relationship between student burnout and engagement in an accounting context and investigates the impact of student major satisfaction as an antecedent factor for accounting student burnout and engagement. Hence, a survey of 280 students was conducted using Maslash Burnout inventory-student survey, Utrecht Work Engagement Scale and the Academic Major Satisfaction Scale for Students. The results partially support the argument that
more » ... e argument that student engagement is independent and is a distinct concept from burnout. Furthermore, student major satisfaction was found to significantly impact both concepts. The results can be important for an appropriate university intervention in mitigating or enforcing these behaviors.
doi:10.5267/j.msl.2021.1.005 fatcat:fjvhkcgmlbgerkibkmz2fg4ory