The Relationship Between Family Functioning and Academic Burnout of College Students: The Mediating Role of Core Self-evaluation and Coping Style

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Haixiang Yu


Family is of paramount importance in individual growth and has significant impact on individual academic burnout. Despite of the importance of family functioning, the impact mechanism of overall family functioning on students academic burnout remains unclear. Therefore, this paper examined the mediating role of core self-evaluation and coping style between family functioning and academic burnout. In this study, 314 Chinese college students from different universities were investigated with the family functioning evaluation scale, core self-evaluations scale, simplified coping style scale, and academic burnout scale. The findings showed that family functioning, core self-evaluation, and coping style were significantly and positively correlated with each other. All three variables were significantly and negatively correlated with academic burnout. As expected, core self-evaluation and coping style play a full mediating role between family functioning and academic burnout. This research reveals the impact
mechanism between family functioning and academic burnout among Chinese college students, providing effective intervention strategies focusing on students’ core self-evaluation and coping style.

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