Effect of Academic Burnout on Self-Esteem in Nursing Students: Mediating Role of Resilience


  • Miyeong Mun
  • Miyeon Kim




Academic Burnout, Nursing Students, Resilience, Self-Esteem


Background/Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of academic
burnout on self-esteem of nursing students and the mediating role of resilience in such effect.
Methods/Statistical analysis: Academic burnout, self-esteem, and resilience were evaluated for
209 nursing students. For data analysis, descriptive statistics, t-test, analysis of variance, Pearson’s
correlation, and mediator regression were performed using SPSS 25.0. The Sobel test was used to
verify the significance of mediating role.
Findings: Academic burnout had a significant negative effect on resilience (β=-.53, p<.001) and
self-esteem (β=-.52, p<.001). Both academic burnout (β=-.26, p<.001) and resilience (β=.48,
p<.001) were found to have significant effects on self-esteem (F=77.03, p<.001). As a result
of conducting the Sobel test to test the significance of the mediating role of resilience, it was
confirmed that resilience was a partial parameter in the relationship between academic burnout and
self-esteem (Z=-5.80, p<.001).
Conclusion: The reduce academic burnout of nursing students and increase their resilience, it is
necessary to develop teaching methods and courses and to develop extracurricular programs.

Author Biographies

  • Miyeong Mun

    Professor, Department of Nursing, Semyung University, Jecheon-si, Chungbuk, 27136, Korea

  • Miyeon Kim

    Professor, Department of Nursing, Catholic Sangji College, Andong-si, Gyeongbuk, 36686, Korea




How to Cite

Effect of Academic Burnout on Self-Esteem in Nursing Students: Mediating Role of Resilience. (2022). Medico Legal Update, 22(2), 93-103. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v22i2.3236