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Behavioral insights behind Student Burnout


Bask M. and Salmela-Aro K., Burned out to drop out: Exploring the relationship between school burnout and school dropout, 2012 European Journal of Psychology of Education, vol. 28, doi: 10.1007/s10212-012-0126-5

Bennett S. and Cadaret M., College Students’ Reported Financial Stress and Its Relationship to Psychological Distress, 2018, Journal of College Counseling, vol. 22, doi: 10.1002/jocc.12139

Bettinger E. P. et al., Finishing the last lap: experimental evidence on strategies to increase college completion for students at risk of late departure, 2017, Available at SSRN:

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Bianchi R. et al., Is burnout solely job-related? A critical comment, 2014, Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, vol. 55, doi: 10.1111/sjop.12119

Clémence A. et al., I want to quit education: A longitudinal study of stress and optimism as predictors of school dropout intention, 2014, Journal of Adolescence, vol. 37, doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.07.007

Curran, T. and Madigan, D.J., Does Burnout Affect Academic Achievement? A Meta-Analysis of over 100,000 Students, 2020, Educational Psychology Review, Doi: 10.1007/s10648-020-09533-1

Cushman S. and West R., Precursors to College Student Burnout: Developing a Typology of Understanding, 2006, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, vol. 7, doi: 10.1080/17459430600964638

Davis J. M., et al., Which Cognitive Biases can Exacerbate our Workload?, 2016, Australasian Journal of Organisational Psychology, vol. 9, doi:10.1017/orp.2016.1

Hamaideh S. H., Stressors and Reactions to Stressors Among University Students, 2011, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, vol. 57, doi: 10.1177/0020764010348442

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Leiter M. P., Coping patterns as predictors of burnout: The function of control and escapist coping patterns, 1991, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, vol. 12, doi: 10.1002/job.4030120205

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Walburg Vera, Burnout among High School Students: A Literature Review, 2014, Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 42, doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.03.020.

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Articles and reports:

An Epidemic of Depression and Anxiety Among Young Adults, Andreas Kluth, Bloomberg, August 2020

Young Adults Report Rising Levels of Anxiety and Depression in Pandemic, Jan Hoffman, The New York Times, August 2020

Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?,  Erin Griffith, The New York Times, January 2019

As students struggle with stress and depression, colleges act as counselors, Brad Wolverton, The New York Times, February 2019

Rising numbers of stressed students seek help, Sean Coughlan, BBC (web), September 2015

Adolescent mental health, WHO, 2020

50% rise in student mental health counselling demand, Cathy Parnham, University business (web), 2019

Health at a Glance: Europe 2018, OECD publishing

Situation of young people in the European Union, by EU Commission Staff, 2018

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), WHO, 2017/2018

Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, UK official statistics, 2017

One in four students suffer from mental health problems, Matthew Smith, YouGov, 2016

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