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RODRIGUEZ, Sandra Yvonne Spiendler; MARQUES, Vanessa da Silva; TAUBE, Michelle Engers  and  CARLOTTO, Mary Sandra. Burnout syndrome in psychologists: systematic literature review. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.3, pp. 967-991. ISSN 1983-3482.

This paper intended raise and summarize the main researches results about Burnout Syndrome among psychologists in the world. Queries were conducted on PsycINFO, Scielo and PubMed databases in the period 2009-2019. The search procedure defined by descriptors "Burnout Syndrome" and "Psychologists" identified, after inclusion and exclusion criteria, 16 articles that have been evaluated using 8 categories of analysis. The analysis of the results indicated a predominance of quantitative and cross-sectional studies, conducted in the USA. The most investigated variables were sex and time of service in the profession. The findings of the study reinforce the need for further qualitative, experimental and longitudinal research that address the influence of characteristics of the individual's personality, ways of coping and the impacts that support from family, or conflicts arising from this relationship, might cause.

Keywords : burnout syndrome; psychologists; systematic review.

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