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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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MENDONCA, Vera Lúcia Gama de; COELHO, Jorge Artur Peçanha de Miranda  and  JUCA, Mário Jorge. The Burnout Syndrome in Teaching Physicians From a Public Service Institution. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2012, vol.6, n.2, pp. 90-100. ISSN 1982-1247.

This is a correlational and comparative study among participants, in which two main variable groups were considered: criteria (burnout syndrome and fatigue) and antecedents (work stress and work situation indicators). Sixty teaching physicians from higher education public institutions in Maceió, State of Alagoas, Brazil, participated in this study, including 36 (60%) men and 24 (40%) women, with average age between 32 and 67 years old (m= 52,21; SD=8,41). The participants were requested to answer the Maslach's Burnout Inventory, the Fatigue Evaluation Scale, the Work Stress Scale, and to give their socio-demographic characteristics. It was shown that work stress has negative effects such as burnout syndrome and fatigue, and argued that more studies and interventions in this population are needed.

Keywords : Burnout; occupational stress; fatigue.

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