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Introduction: Due to increasing number of universities in recent years and lack of adequate attention to quality and standards of education, academic burnout has become a problem which is predicted to be intensified in future. Thus this study was done to determine the relationship between motivation and academic burnout among students of Health School of Mashhad University of medical sciences, 2015.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 262 students of health school. Two standard questionnaires of including Harter Motivation scale (1981) and Berso academic burnout questionnaire (1997) were used. The data was analyzed using SPSS 16.

Results: The findings showed a significant inverse correlation between motivation and burnout (r=- 0/503), Also a significant relationship between motivation and exhaustion (r=-0/425), cynicism(r=-0/445), reduced efficiency(r=-0/397) was found (P Value < 0/01).

Conclusion: based on the findings, enhancing academic motivation can help reduce burnout, so educational deputies and others who are officially responsible should plan and create proper frameworks for betterment.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/12/5 | Accepted: 2017/02/1 | Published: 2017/07/12