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BORGES, Angela Maria Brazil  and  CARLOTTO, Mary Sandra. Burnout Syndrome and stress factors in students of a nursing technical course. Aletheia [online]. 2004, n.19, pp. 45-56. ISSN 1413-0394.

This article investigates Burnout syndrome in students of a nursing technical course. It tried to identify the correlation between demographic and school variables and stress factors in a sample of 255 students. As research instrument was used a questionnaire, elaborated specifically for this study, to find out the demographic and school variables and the evaluation on the stress factors. To evaluate burnout was used the MBI-SS (Maslach Burnout Inventory - Student Survey), an adapted form for students of MBI (Maslach Burnout Inventory - General Survey). The study analyses three burnout dimensions: emotional exhaustion, disbelief and professional effectiveness. The results evidenced that doesn’t exist significant relation between burnout and demographic variables. Among school variables, only the “don’t have accomplished apprenticeship” demonstrated correlation to the emotional exhaustion. Stress factors presented relation with all burnout dimensions. The results point to prevention actions regarding burnout.

Keywords : Burnout syndrome; Students; Nursing.

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