Societies have reached their current state through social, cultural, economic, and political developments, transformations, and progress over time. As a result of the interaction of societies with each other, people from different cultures have come together and ignited the wick of cultural richness, diversity, and interaction. Many factors, such as various languages, religions, races, education, and traditions in the world, play a significant role in the diversification and change of human life. One of the most critical factors leading to these roles is education, which triggers a conscious shift in the lives of individuals. Education is a process that develops and changes people from birth to death. With different variables, the current study aimed to determine the burnout levels of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-year undergraduate music teacher candidates studying in the Music Education Departments Universities. The research in which the correlational survey model was used was a descriptive study. While the study population comprised the students of the Music Education Departments of Fine Arts Faculty of various Universities in Turkey, the study sample consisted of 857 music teacher candidates, of whom 500 were female and 357 male studying during the fall and spring semesters of the 2019-2020 academic year. The sample was determined by the random assignment method from seven different geographical regions of Turkey. The independent sample t-test was used to determine whether there were any significant differences between the music teacher candidates' burnout levels depending on their gender, class, type of high school they graduated from. The ANOVA test was applied to determine whether any significant differences existed between burnout levels of the music teacher candidates depending on the studied university, instrument type, and income level variables. The study interpreted the research findings in detail, and presented the suggestions in the course of the study.


Music education, burnout, exhaustion, depersonalization, teacher candidates