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

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