A study on Convergence Factors Related with Academic Burnout of Students in Health Majors in Studying for TOEIC

보건계열 일부 대학생의 토익학습의 학업소진 영향과 관련된 융복합적 요인 연구

  • Hong, Soomi (Dept. of English Language and Literature, Jeonju University) ;
  • Kim, Seung-Hee (Dept. of Health Administration, Vision University of Jeonju) ;
  • Bae, Sang-Yun (Dept. of Health Administration, Vision University of Jeonju)
  • 홍수미 (전주대학교 영어영문학과) ;
  • 김승희 (전주비전대학교 보건행정학과) ;
  • 배상윤 (전주비전대학교 보건행정학과)
  • Received : 2017.04.25
  • Accepted : 2017.06.20
  • Published : 2017.06.28


This study was carried out to examine the converging factors related to academic burnout in students from health-related majors who are involved in studying for the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). Research subjects included 291 randomly selected students from the J-region, who were enrolled in TOEIC classes. Data collection took place from April 3, 2017 to April 14, 2017, using anonymous self-administered questionnaires. The results of a multiple regression analysis in female students showed higher academic burnout pertaining to studying for the TOEIC when sleeping hours, self-worth, self-efficacy, school adaptation resilience, and study immersion were low, and job-seeking stress and test anxiety were high. The explanatory power of this model was 65%. Based on these results, to reduce academic burnout pertaining to studying for the TOEIC in health majors, it is first necessary to increase sleeping hours, self-worth, self-efficacy, school adaptation resilience, and study immersion, and to make efforts to manage self-competence, job-seeking stress, and test anxiety. The results of this study may be used to decrease the academic burnout caused by studying for the TOEIC in health major students and to increase their aptitude for studying English, to cultivate globalized capabilities. Future studies need to conduct an effect analysis on the control and mediation effect that these factors have on academic burnout.


Convergence factors;Studying for the TOEIC;School adaptation resilience;Test anxiety;Study immersion;Academic burnout


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