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The Burnout Companion To Study And Practice

A Critical Analysis, 1st Edition

By Wilmar Schaufeli, D. Enzmann

CRC Press

224 pages

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Paperback: 9780748406982
pub: 1998-11-17
Hardback: 9780748406975
pub: 1998-11-17

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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.

Table of Contents

Burnout in perspective - "discovery" and content; symptoms and definitions; theoretical approaches to burnout - individual/social/organisational; empirical findings - measurement/prevalence; what burns out?; interventions.

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Issues in Occupational Health

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety