Title

Academic Performance and Burnout: An Efficient Frontier Analysis of Resource Use Efficiency Among Employed University Students

Status

Faculty

School

School of Economics and Business Administration

Department

Accounting

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

Journal of Further and Higher Education

Description/Abstract

We examine the impact of university student burnout on academic achievement. With a longitudinal sample of working undergraduate university business and economics students, we use a two-step analytical process to estimate the efficient frontiers of student productivity given inputs of labour and capital and then analyse the potential determinants of technical efficiency. Employing a data envelopment analysis (DEA), we find that student efficiency varies by type of course, with quantitative courses such as economics, having the highest level of dispersion. The longitudinal analysis indicates that both university-related exhaustion and work-related exhaustion are negatively related to student productivity.

Keywords

burnout, efficient frontier, academic performance, data envelopment analysis, university student

Volume

39

Issue

2

First Page

255

Last Page

277

Peer Reviewed

1

Scholarly

yes

DOI

10.1080/0309877X.2013.858673

Disciplines

Business | Economics

Original Citation

Galbraith, C.S., Merrill, G.B. (2014) Academic performance and burnout: an efficient frontier analysis of resource use efficiency among employed university students. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 39 (2), 255-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2013.858673

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