An Appraisal of Burnout among the University Lecturers in Ekiti State, Nigeria

Edith O. Olorunsola


This survey investigated, identified and described the status of burnout among the university lecturers in Ekiti
State University. A sample consisted of 80 respondents made up of 52 male and 28 female lecturers. One
research question was raised and one hypothesis was generated and tested at 0.05 level of significance using
t-test, mean and standard deviation. The result of the analysis showed that there was a high level of burnout
among the lecturers. The study further revealed that there was a significant difference between burnout across
the ages of lecturers. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the university management should create
an atmosphere that promotes health through recreation in form suitable to the age range of the lecturers, study
leave and a change of environment. Also, the university management should create job enrichment for
employees that perform same work. Also recommended was that all the lecturers should be allowed to go on
compulsory leave yearly to refresh themselves and get out of boredom.

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