Burnout Determinants and Consequences Among University Lecturers

Keywords: Burnout, Emotional Exhaustion, Deperonalization, Public and Private Universities, Education Sector, Kurdistan Region of Iraq


The aim of the study is to investigate the Lecturers’ burnout behaviors and consequences in public and private higher education institutions in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Because of the economic and political problems in the region public sector employees suffered from irregular salary payments, even at about 15 months without any payment between 2014-2016. Based on the current paper aimed to search the consequences of these problems on the Lecturers. To do this a survey questionnaire organized and distributed between the two universities. In total, 170 questionnaires were them appropriate to further evaluation. As conclusion, it is noted that depersonalization is the next level of emotional exhaustion. Further, it can be said that depersonalization is a deeper psychological problem after emotional exhaustion.

Author Biographies

Sarkhel Shawkat Mohammed, College of Public Administration and Natural Resources Management

College of Public Administration and Natural Resources Management

Celik Suleyman, Department of English Language Teaching, Tishk International University - Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 

Department of English Language Teaching, Tishk International University - Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 

Budur Taylan, Business and Management Department, Tishk International Universit-Suleymaniyah, Iraq.

Business and Management Department, Tishk International Universit-Suleymaniyah, Iraq.


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How to Cite
Mohammed, S., Suleyman, C., & Taylan, B. (2020). Burnout Determinants and Consequences Among University Lecturers. Amazonia Investiga, 9(27), 13-24. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2020.27.03.2