Prevention of Children’s Burnout at School through the Tutoring and Guidance Process. A Structural Equation Model Analysis
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AuthorExpósito López, Jorge; Chacón Cuberos, Ramón; Romero Díaz de la Guardia, José Javier; Parejo Jiménez, Noelia; Rodríguez Fernández, Sonia; Estrada Vidal, Ligia Isabel
Children’s burnoutSchool burnoutTutoringGuidanceLearning environment
Expósito-López, J., Chacón-Cuberos, R., Romero-Díaz de la Guardia, J. J., Parejo-Jiménez, N., Rodríguez-Fernández, S., & Estrada-Vidal, L. I. (2020). Prevention of Children’s Burnout at School through the Tutoring and Guidance Process. A Structural Equation Model Analysis. Education Sciences, 10(12), 356. [doi:10.3390/educsci10120356]
SponsorshipXXVI Program for supporting practical teaching, Vice-Rectorate for Teaching and Learning, University of Granada (Spain) 625/E/1
The school burnout of children, defined as physical and mental exhaustion due to a lack of adjustment to the educational context, constitutes a serious problem in contemporary education. Thus, the determination of the elements that influence it and the possible strategies for avoiding it are key in the process of improving children’s well-being. A descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample of 569 children aged 8 to 13 at eight primary education schools in Granada (Spain). With the aim of examining the association between the possible exhaustion of children and planned tutoring and guidance activities, a structural equation model (SEM) as the analytical technique was used. The results show good fit indices for the model (comparative fit index (CFI) = 0.955; normalised fit index (NFI) = 0.956; incremental fit index (IFI) = 0.946; root mean squared error approximation (RMSEA) = 0.089), which reflects the need for tutoring and guidance activities that are infused throughout the entire teaching process in order to preserve children’s well-being.