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Document ID (ISN)112433
CIS number 12-0179
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Innstrand S.T., Langballe E.M., Falkum E, ., Aasland O.G.
Title Exploring within- and between-gender differences in burnout: 8 different occupational groups
Bibliographic information Oct. 2011, Vol.84, No.7, p.813-824. Illus. 58 ref.
Internet access Exploring_within_and_between-gender_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract The aim of this study was to examine gender differences in burnout within and between occupations. Burnout was measured using the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory. A total of 4965 workers (50.5% women) from eight occupational groups in Norway were investigated: lawyers, physicians, nurses, teachers, church ministers, bus drivers and people working in advertising and information technology. Significant latent mean differences in the two dimensions of burnout between men and women were demonstrated. In general, the analyses indicate that overall, women report more exhaustion, but not more disengagement, than men. However, separate analyses indicate that the gender differences vary across occupational groups, especially for the disengagement dimension. Within-gender analyses suggest an approximately similar burnout profile across occupational groups for men and women.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; occupation disease relation; depressive neurosis; sex-linked differences; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) fatigue; psychology of work organization; motivation; mental health; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization