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Avaliação Psicológica

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VAZQUEZ, Ana Claudia Souza et al. Work and well-being: evidence of the relation between burnout and life satisfaction. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.4, pp.372-381. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aims to investigate the relationship between burnout and life satisfaction in Brazilian workers through the Job Demands-Resources (JDR) theoretical model of Positive Psychology. The associations between burnout and job demands, job resources, life satisfaction and depressive symptoms were tested in 986 participants, 87.2% women, from the five Brazilian regions, aged between 18 and 89 years (M = 39, SD = 11.1). The results show that high job demands and low job resources are indirectly linked with depressive symptoms via burnout and low life satisfaction. The partial mediation role of life satisfaction stands out when associated with job resources, which reduces the likelihood of burnout and its association with depressive symptoms. It was concluded that job resources and life satisfaction are important psychosocial protective factors for burnout, which impacts indirectly and negatively on depressive symptoms. Contributions of these findings for work and organizations are discussed in the text.

Keywords : Burnout; Life Satisfaction; Depression; Positive Psychology; Mental Health at Work.

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