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Document ID (ISN)65812
CIS number 95-2305
ISSN - Serial title 0323-9179 - Problemi na higienata
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cenova V., Tat'ozov T., Antonova C., Cvetkova M.
Title "Burn-out" syndrome in personnel at child-care establishments
Original title Razprostranenie na burn-out sindroma pri personal na detski zavedenija [in Bulgarian]
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.20, p.90-100. 9 ref.
Abstract The study covered 180 persons taking care of children at nurseries and Mother-and-Child Homes (MCH). Burnout is a consequence of unsurmounted prolonged occupational stress characterized by a growing sense of professional exhaustion, indifference to the ones under one's care, decreased reliance on one's own professional skills and loss of motivation for work. These symptoms were assessed with the Maslach Burn-Out Inventory. Clearly manifested symptoms were noted in 30% of the subjects. The prevalence was higher in MCHs. Burn-out in attending personnel carries a risk for the general development of children, which increases the need to recognize the problem and define responsibilities for prevention. Summary in English.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; degree of skill; overstrain; educational institutions; nursing personnel; motivation
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; stress factors; stress evaluation; stress studies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBulgaria
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychological factors
Health care services
Teaching and educational institutions
Psychology of work organization