The Relationship Between Work-Life Balance and Academic Burnout Levels of Academic Staff

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  • Bilal Yıldırım Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Türkiye
  • Esma Şenel İzmir Demokrasi University, Türkiye



Burnout, Work-Life Balance, Job Satisfaction, Academic Burnout


The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the perceptions of burnout and the work-life balance of academic staff. This research is a quantitative study using the correlational survey model. The study group consists of academic staff working in two state and two foundation universities in Istanbul, and the sampling consists of 352 academic staff. Data were collected through the Academic Burnout Scale developed by Tümkaya (2000) and the Work-Life Balance Scale developed by Apaydın (2011). Academic burnout and work-life balance levels among academic staff were analyzed according to gender and marital status variables. The arithmetic mean, standard deviation, t-test, regression analysis, and correlation analysis techniques were used to analyze the data. The findings of the study indicate that the participants experienced high levels of burnout and were able to achieve a moderate work-life balance. Academics think they can achieve work-life balance at a moderate level. There is a negative and significant relationship between academics' academic burnout and their perceptions of work-life balance in all sub-dimensions. Academics' perceptions of academic burnout are a significant predictor of their perceptions of work-life balance.




How to Cite

Yıldırım, B., & Şenel, E. (2023). The Relationship Between Work-Life Balance and Academic Burnout Levels of Academic Staff. International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 10(3), 638–652.