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ESSAY QUESTION: ?
Scenario: The increased number of students experiencing high levels of stress have created concern among university officials. Students’ lives are busy; often juggling family, jobs, and study. It seems that burnout is just as common in those who study as in those who work. Imagine you are a psychologist who has been asked to explain and evaluate the current research around resilience to burnout. Your work is designed to provide the background information for a planned university taskforce into assisting students build resilience against burnout.
Essay Question: What psychological mechanisms can protect a university student from burnout??(see section 3 for detailed explanation of topic and assessment criteria)??
STARTER REFERENCES: Use the starter references (see section 2 of this booklet) to start your reading on this topic and find at least 3 more relevant, scholarly references using a search tool such as Multisearch (available at Macquarie University Library). It is up to you whether you choose to cite the starter references. The starter references are available in Leganto.?
2. Starter References
Some starter references will be provided for you to orient you to the topic (click on the Leganto link on the right side of the main page to access these articles).
These references are a good place to begin your research. Students are also required to find at least THREE additional references (peer-reviewed articles published in a scientific journal) of their own to use in the essay. Do not use google searches, blogs, newsletters, or other pseudoscientific sources of information for your essay. Approach the topic like a scientist-practitioner.?
When selecting articles to use as references, think about what will most assist you in telling a logical story.
The Psychology Libguide is an excellent resource. It will walk you through the assignment process… it has features on literature searches using the library website, videos on understanding research, Turnitin etc, how to go about planning a piece of writing. If you click on the “Undergraduate Resources link” It brings up a whole series of useful tabs.
Further resources for this essay can be found in the folder labelled “essay resources” located directed below this page, and in the week 3 block. The week 3 tutorial will be devoted to writing the essay so make sure you attend.???
Starter references for this essay topic:? ?
Koch U., Cratsley K. (2020) Psychological Mechanisms. In: Zeigler-Hill V., Shackelford T.K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24612-3_1562??*note: This reference provides you with the definition of the term “psychological mechanisms“
Kordzanganeh, Z., Bakhtiarpour, S., Hafezi, F., & Dashtbozorgi, Z. (2021). The Relationship between Time Management and Academic Burnout with the Mediating Role of Test Anxiety and Self-efficacy Beliefs among University Students. Journal of Medical Education, 20(1), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.5812/jme.112142??*note: Time Management is NOT a psychological mechanism. This reference is useful because it discusses other processes that are psychological in origin.?
Lin, F., & Yang, K. (2021, December). The External and Internal Factors of Academic Burnout. In 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021), 1815-1821. Atlantis Press.
Özhan, M. B. (2021). Academic self-efficacy and school burnout in university students: Assessment of the mediating role of grit. Current Psychology, 40(9), 4235–4246. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-02023-9
Vizoso, C., Arias-Gundín, O., & Rodríguez, C. (2019). Exploring coping and optimism as predictors of academic burnout and performance among university students. Educational Psychology, 39(6), 768–783. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2018.1545996
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