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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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BRAUN, Ana Claudia. Burnout syndrome in correctional officers: a systematic review on the view of gender. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.2, pp. 366-381. ISSN 1808-4281.

The present study aimed to realize a systematic review of articles in the thematic of Burnout Syndrome in correctional officers in the view of gender. Were selected 8 articles. Most of the articles had as country of publication United States of America (USA), year of publication between 1994 and 2013, predominance of quantitative design, sample composed by man and women, male correctional context, female and mixed as the utilization of the MBI to measure the Burnout Syndrome. The totality of articles had as main objective investigate the burnout syndrome and variables associated on corrections officers. Among the dimensions of burnout syndrome, the overall results did not show significant differences, however, suggest a positive association between emotional exhaustion and disappointment at work with service time. The dimension of depersonalization was higher in men. The analyses point to gaps in the scientific production of gender in correctional officers, once that the explored articles brought scarce discussions in the scope about the gender thematic, considering gender as a difference between man and woman in the explored samples.

Keywords : Burnout syndrome; correctional officers; gender.

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