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Ciencia & trabajo

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GARCIA-FLORES, Virginia Andrea et al. Associated factors with academic burnout in intern students of speech language pathology. Cienc Trab. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.62, pp.84-89. ISSN 0718-2449.

Students who attend internship of speech language pathology expe rience situations of stress and exhaustion characteristic of this activ ity, being able to present academic burnout, due to the contact with real users, the academic requirement and the own actions of a work context, which are characteristics of the internship. The objective of this study was to determine the existence of academic burnout and its association with sociodemographic variables in the 5th year stu dents of speech language pathology. A questionnaire was applied to 47 intern students in order to gather personal, academic and social backgrounds. After to evaluate the academic burnout, the Maslach Burnout Inventory - Student Survey was applied.

The students evaluated did not present the syndrome, although the emotional fatigue factor was presented with higher scores. There are also no differences in the scores of the syndrome for students who did their practice in both health and education setting. The explana tory variables of high emotional fatigue in this study were male sex, belonging to the urban sector and increased tobacco consumption. The BA study is important to take preventive measures over the university life to ensure future commitment and better performance by students who perform their professional practice.

Keywords : academic burnout; internship; speech language pathology.

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