The Burnout Companion To Study And Practice: A Critical Analysis

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CRC Press, Nov 17, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 224 pages
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Burnout is a common metaphor for a state of extreme psychophysical exhaustion, usually work-related. This book provides an overview of the burnout syndrome from its earliest recorded occurrences to current empirical studies. It reviews perceptions that burnout is particularly prevalent among certain professional groups - police officers, social workers, teachers, financial traders - and introduces individual inter- personal, workload, occupational, organizational, social and cultural factors. Burnout deals with occurrence, measurement, assessment as well as intervention and treatment programmes.; This textbook should prove useful to occupational and organizational health and safety researchers and practitioners around the world. It should also be a valuable resource for human resources professional and related management professionals.
 

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Contents

What is it? Symptoms and definitions
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How and where to find it? Assessment and prevalence
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What are the correlates causes and consequences?
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