Burnout among university accounting educators in Australia and New Zealand: determinants and implications

Gillian Vesty, V. G. Sridharan, Deryl Northcott, Steven Dellaportas

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19 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Increased teaching workloads combined with pressures to publish in limited outlets has intensified the burnout potential among accounting educators in Australia and New Zealand. However, amongst the few studies on tertiary accounting education, the focus has so far been only on burnout arising from student contact intensity. We broaden this literature by examining how other worklife characteristics contribute to burnout. Based on 158 responses from Australian and New Zealand accounting academics, we find evidence for emotional exhaustion due to high workload. However, professional efficacy continues to remain high. Qualitative responses offer deeper insights on how various burnout factors are interrelated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-277
Number of pages23
JournalAccounting and Finance
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Emotional exhaustion
  • Maslach Burnout Inventory
  • Professional efficacy
  • Tertiary accounting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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