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Intervention for Burnout among Institute of African Studies Postgraduate Students: Implications for Institute of African Studies Personnel

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 5033-5038

Keywords : Intervention; Burnout; Postgraduates; Institute of African Studies; Personnel;

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The purpose of this research was to examine the Effect of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) on Burnout among Institute of African Studies Postgraduate Students in South-Eastern Nigeria Universities. Method: The research adopted a randomised controlled group design. 68Institute of African Studies post-graduate students with high burnout symptom level in the participating universities took part in the study. They were assigned randomly to groups – intervention (n = 34) and control groups (n = 34). Data was collected using Oldenburge Burnout Inventory for students (OLBI-S) and analysed using 2x2 ANOVA at P< .05. Result: From the findings, result showed that level of burnout among Institute of African Studies postgraduate students in the intervention group significantly reduced as a result of the REBT program in-relation to those of no-intervention group as rated by the OLBI-S subscales. Also, beneficiaries of the REBT program retained minimal level of burnout 14 days prior to follow-up.

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