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Professional Burnout
Recent Developments in Theory and Research

ISBN 9780415786157
Published November 20, 2018 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

A rapidly growing number of people experience psychological strain at their workplace. In almost all industrialized countries, absenteeism and turnover rates increase, and an increasing amount of workers receive disablement benefits because of psychological problems. This book, first published in 1993, concentrates on a specific kind of occupational stress: burnout, the depletion of energy resources as a result of continuous emotional demands of the job.

This volume presents theoretical perspectives that had been developed in the United States and Europe, discusses methodological issues, and examines organisational contexts. Written by an international group of leading scholars, this book will be of interest to students of both psychology and human resource management.

Table of Contents

Preface;  1. Historical and Conceptual Development of Burnout Christina Maslach and Wilmar B. SchaufeliPart 1: Interpersonal Approaches;  2. Burnout: A Multidimensional Perspective Christina Maslach  3. Burnout: An Existential Perspective Ayala M. Pines  4. Burnout: A Perspective from Social Comparison Theory Bram P. Buunk and Wilmar B. SchaufeliPart 2: Individual Approaches;  5. In Search of Theory: Some Ruminations on the Nature and Etiology of Burnout Matthias Burisch  6. Burning Out: A Framework Lennart Hallsten  7. Conservation of Resources: A General Stress Theory Applied to Burnout Steven E. Hobfoll and John FreedyPart 3: Organizational Approaches;  8. Role of Professional Self-Efficacy in the Etiology and Amelioration of Burnout Cary Cherniss  9. Organizational Structure, Social Support, and Burnout Jacques Winnubst  10. Impact of professional Burnout on Creativity and Innovation Czeslaw Noworol, Zbigniew Žarczyński, Magdalena Fafrowicz, and Tadeusz Marek  11. Burnout, Health, Work Stress, and Organizational Healthiness Tom Cox, George Kuk, and Michael P. Leiter;  Part 4: Methodological Issues;  12. Measurement of Burnout: A Review Wilmar B. Schaufeli, Dirk Enzmann, and Noëlle Girault  13. Burnout in Cross-National Settings: Generic and Model-Specific Perspectives Robert T. Golembiewski, Katherine Scherb, and Robert A. Boudreau  14. Burnout as a Developmental Process: Consideration of Models Michael P. Leiter;  Part 5: Outlook;  15. The Future of Burnout Wilmar B. Schaufeli, Christina Maslach, and Tadeusz Marek;  References;  Index

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