Burnout y engagement en estudiantes universitarios de enfermería

  1. Cristina Liébana Presa 1
  2. María Elena Fernández Martínez 1
  3. Ana María Vázquez Casares 1
  4. Ana Isabel López Alonso 1
  5. María Aurora Rodríguez Borrego 2
  1. 1 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02tzt0b78

  2. 2 Universidad de Córdoba

    Universidad de Córdoba

    Córdoba, España

    ROR https://ror.org/05yc77b46

Enfermería global: Revista electrónica trimestral de enfermería

ISSN: 1695-6141

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 17

Issue: 2

Pages: 131-141

Type: Article

DOI: 10.6018/EGLOBAL.17.2.268831 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDIGITUM editor

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  • Scopus Cited by: 7 (29-05-2023)
  • Dialnet Metrics Cited by: 3 (31-05-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 6 (01-03-2023)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2018
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.149
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Nursing (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 105/156

Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2018
  • Journal Impact: 0.220
  • Field: ENFERMERÍA Quartile: C2 Rank in field: 8/38

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  • Year 2018
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 0.3
  • Area: Nursing (all) Percentile: 18


(Data updated as of 01-03-2023)
  • Total citations: 6
  • Recent citations: 6
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 4.16


University students are tasked with a protracted academic workload that occupies the greater part of their time. Their ability to cope with the stress this entails during their degree course will partly depend on their personal response to these academic demands.Objective: to describe nursing students’ level of burnout (exhaustion, cynicism and academic efficacy) and academic engagement through the variable engagement (absorption, dedication and vigour), and to analyse associations, relations and predictions between these variables. Materials and method: cross-sectional descriptive study with 1009 subjects. Data collection instruments: student versions of the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale. Results: the dimensions of burnout and engagement correlated with each other. The higher the score for academic efficacy, the lower the scores for exhaustion and cynicism and the higher the score in all dimensions of academic engagement. Vigour and dedication predicted higher scores for academic efficacy. Females’ self-perceptions indicated lower scores for cynicism and higher scores for academic efficacy, absorption and dedication. Conclusions: students evidenced more burnout when they obtained high scores for exhaustion and cynicism and low scores for academic efficacy. In addition, high scores for the three dimensions of engagement indicated high commitment to their studies. The relationship between these variables indicates a difference between males and females and a positive influence of engagement on students’ academic efficacy. Promoting engagement could help students to deal with academic tasks and enter the labour market with a greater probability of success.

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