Burnout in the lives of schoolchildren and students: causes, consequences and ways to overcome



The article is devoted to the review of foreign studies of the phenomenon of burnout of school, college and university students. For academic burnout, a three-component structure corresponding to the traditional one is shown: exhaustion, cynicism, and low perceived effectiveness. The article presents works that investigate the influence of social (the quality of relationships with peers, teachers and close relatives) and individual (emotional and personal profiles, empathic abilities, optimism, personal resources) on the development of burnout symptoms in cross-sectional and longitudinal research formats. We analyzed research data on the impact of burnout and learning stress on the quality of life, psychological well-being and academic success of schoolchildren and students. Approaches to preventing the development of burnout, based on the provisions of positive psychology and psychology of motivation, are considered.

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Keywords: burnout, education, academic success, age-related characteristics

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2021100212

For citation: Ilyukhin A.G. Burnout in the lives of schoolchildren and students: causes, consequences and ways to overcome [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2021. Vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 117–127. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2021100212. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Aleksander G. Ilyukhin, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of Social and Age Psychology, Derzhavin Tambov State University, Tambov, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2503-2706, e-mail: aexbear@gmail.com



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