A Positive Model for Reducing and Preventing School Burnout in High School Students
Ayşe AypayFaculty of Education, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir 26480 Turkey
This study aims to develop and test the validity of a model limited to attitude towards the future and subjective well-being for reducing and preventing the school burnout that high school students can experience. The study is designed as a relational screening model conducted over 389 high school students. The data in this study are analyzed using the structural equation modeling technique. In this regard, confirmatory factor analyses have been conducted to determine whether the scale’s factor structures can be confirmed through the research data in terms of attitudes toward the future, subjective well-being, and school burnout. After revealing that the models defined for the factor structures of the scales had a good fit with the data gathered, a model regarding the relationships among the attitudes towards the future, subjective well-being and school burnout was established. These relationships were modeled using a path diagram. According to the developed model, a positive relationship exists between subjective well-being and attitude toward the future. Both attitude toward the future and subjective well-being negatively relate to school burnout. The developed model can be used for reducing high school students’ burnout.