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Document ID (ISN)109795
CIS number 09-965
ISSN - Serial title 1315-0138 - Salud de los Trabajadores
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Oramas Viera A., Almirall hernandez P., Fernández I.
Title Occupational stress and burnout syndrome among Venezuelan teachers
Original title Estrés laboral y el síndrome de burnout en docentes venezolanos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July-Dec. 2007, Vol.15, No.2, p.71-87. Illus. 35 ref
Abstract This cross-sectional study examines the prevalence of occupational stress and burnout among Venezuelan teachers, together with associated factors. A total of 885 teachers of 53 schools answered a Spanish-language version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory Questionnaire for teachers, as well as a stress symptoms questionnaire. Emotional exhaustion was the most prevalent dimension of burnout. The best predictors of emotional exhaustion were age and perceived occupational stress. For depersonalisation, the best predictors were perceived stress and being of male gender. Occupational factors associated with increased stress were workload, student-related factors, low salary and inadequate materials and equipment. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) depressive neurosis; Venezuela; teaching; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; job dissatisfaction; mental workload; frequency rates; stress evaluation; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceVenezuela
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Teaching and educational institutions
Mental stress and burnout