Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Pediatrics, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Education Development Center (EDC), Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Student of Medicine, Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Poor teaching and lack of proper relations between teacher and student and various other causes affect students' academic burnout. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine the relationship between educational justice and academic burnout in medical interns of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: This study was a descriptive and analytical study. The number of samples was equal to 300 medical interns who were identified and entered by census sampling method. Data were completed by two questionnaires (researcher-made educational justice and burnout standard) whose reliability and validity were confirmed. Data were analyzed by SPSS Version 22.
Results: There was no significant relationship between educational justice and academic burnout (P> 0.05). Also, educational justice was below average and academic burnout was above average. There was a significant relationship between educational justice score and gender (P <0.05) and there was no significant relationship with other demographic variables (P>0.05). There was no significant relationship between academic burnout score and all demographic variables (P>0.05).
Conclusion: It can be concluded that causes other than educational justice have been effective on students' academic burnout, so it is suggested that studies be conducted on the cause of high academic burnout and identify effective variables. On the other hand, although the relationship between the two variables was not significant, but due to the low level of educational justice, the need for fair educational opportunities by the university, especially professors, should be considered.

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