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Burnout (psychology)

This article is about the psychological term. For more meanings, see Burnout.

Burnout is a psychologicalterm for the experience of long-term exhaustion and diminished interest, usually coming immediately after an extended period of overwork. It is also used as an Englishslang term to mean exhaustion.

Computer programmersare often prone to burnout. For an example, see death march. However, research has shown that it is more likely to affect those in the care industries. Cordes and Doherty (1993), in their study of employees within this industry, found that workers who have frequent intense or emotionally charged interactions with others are more susceptible to burnout. Still, burnout can affect workers of any kind.

Students are also prone to burnout at the high school and college levels.

High stress jobs can lead to more burnout than normal ones. Cabdrivers, air traffic controllers, musicians, and artistsare all more prone to burnout than others.

See also

  • stress (medicine)
  • The poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay: "My candle burns at both ends/It will not last the night."


  • Cordes, C. and Dougherty, T. (1993). A review and integration of research on job burnout. Academy of Management Review, 18, 621-656. Cited in O'Driscoll, M.P. and Cooper, C.L. (1996). Sources of Management of Excessive Job Stress and Burnout. In P. Warr (Ed.), Psychology at Work: Fourth Edition. Penguin.
  • Farber, B. A. (1998). Tailoring treatment strategies for different types of burnout. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 106th, San Francisco California, August 14-18. ED 424 517
  • Freudenberger, H. J. (1974). Staff burnout. Journal of Social Issues, 30(1), 159-165.

External links

  • Understanding and Preventing Teacher Burnout
  • Urban School Restructuring and Teacher Burnout
  • Staff "Burnout" in Child Care Settings
  • Understanding and Managing Stress in the Academic World
  • Burnout treatment trough the internet (in Dutch)
  • Burnout to Burnin (in Dutch)
  • Information and research on burnoutcs:Syndrom vyho?ení

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