Presentation on theme: "UC Students Post-Earthquake: Burnout, Academic Performance and Employability Dr. Joana Kuntz Dr. Katharina Näswall Sonja Rae Department of Psychology,"— Presentation transcript:
UC Students Post-Earthquake: Burnout, Academic Performance and Employability Dr. Joana Kuntz Dr. Katharina Näswall Sonja Rae Department of Psychology, UC New Zealand Tertiary Community Engagement Summit, 2013
Background and Variables Background Protracted effects of burnout (e.g., organisations) Role of Institutional and Social Support in recovery Perceived employability Perceptions of university life Variables Support: Institutional Support; Social Support (Peers, Family) Work Overload Burnout (Emotional Exhaustion and Disengagement) Perceived Employability (Marketability and Efficacy) and related Academic Performance (GPA)
Employability - Regressions VariableEmployability Marketability b Employability Job Seeker Efficacy b Inst. Support Immediate -.06.03 Inst. Support Extended.33 **.09 Family Support -.03.10 Peer Support.21 **.11 Work Overload.33 **.23 ** Burnout Exhaustion -.27 ** -.19 * Burnout Disengagement.01 -.26 **
Other Employability Factors My job prospects are largely determined by …
Academic Performance Undergraduate Students (Mean GPA) 2011 – GPA100= 5.65 2012 – GPA200= 5.43 2013 – GPA300= 5.96 Postgraduate Students (Mean GPA) 2010 – GPA100= 5.78 2011 – GPA200= 6.16 2012 – GPA300= 6.44 2013 – GPA_PG= 6.88 Steady, significant GPA increase for PG students, and significant GPA decrease in 2012 for UG students. Over time, higher feelings of disengagement with academic work and the university were associated with decreased academic performance.
Qualitative data analysis … in progress Quality of University Support after the earthquakes (e.g., workload management) Positive and negative aspects of the students experience at UC Perceived employability and job prospects