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An Examination of Relationship between Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Turkish Accounting and Finance Academicians

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The purpose of this study was to measure the burnout and job satisfaction levels of academicians and to explore the relationships between burnout and job satisfaction among academicians in Turkey. The data were obtained from 160 academicians that have been working in accounting and finance sub-department in Faculties of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 78 public and private universities by using socio-demographic data form, Maslach Burnout Inventory and “Job Satisfaction” scale. In the analysis of data, descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation), correlation analysis and regression analysis were used. The study results indicated that the general burnout, emotional exhaustion and depersonalization scores increase as “the recognition academics get for good work” satisfaction scores decrease. However, general burnout and burnout subdimensions’ scores were found to increase as the “the amount of variety in academics’ job” satisfaction scores decrease. And also the emotional exhaustion scores were found to increase as the “academics’ salary or rate of pay” satisfaction scores decrease.

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