The Impact of Educational Justice on Students’ Academic Burnout in the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran

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Rahmatolah Marzooghi 1 , Masoumeh Heidari 2 , Elham Heidari 3 , *

1 PhD in Curriculum and Learning Program, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, Iran

2 MA Student in Educational Administration, School of Psychology and Education, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran, Iran

3 PhD Student in Educational Administration, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Marzooghi R , Heidari M , Heidari E . The Impact of Educational Justice on Students’ Academic Burnout in the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2013 ; 10(3):e60707.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 10 (3); e60707
Published Online: October 01, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 22, 2017
Accepted: August 29, 2013

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Abstract

Background & Objective: The equality and educational justice in educational environment can be effective in students' morale and academic performance. The aim of present study was considering the impact of educational justice on students’ academic burnout.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive analytical study. The sample included 210 students of the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran, selected by non-probability quota sampling. Research instruments included Educational Justice (Golparvar, 2010) and Academic Burnout (Berso et al, 1997) Questionnaires, both had desirable reliability and validity.

Results: There was no significant difference between the male and female students' perceptions of educational justice in the university. In addition, there was no significant difference between male and female students in the level of academic burnout. Improve educational justice reduced burnout dimensions (emotional exhaustion, apathy and inefficiency of school education).

Conclusion: Based on the results, improve educational justice can be associated with lower rates of student’s academic burnout. Thus, university authorities should consider creating equal educational opportunities.

Keywords

Educational justice Academic burnout Students

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