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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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BAPTISTA, Makilim Nunes; SOARES, Thiago Francisco Pereira; RAAD, Alexandre José  and  SANTOS, Luísa Milani. Burnout, stress, depression, and job support in university professors. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.1, pp. 564-570. ISSN 1984-6657.

Burnout Syndrome (BS) is a set of symptoms related to emotional exhaustion, lack of personal fulfillment at work, and depersonalization. University professors are among the most vulnerable groups for BS. The objective of the study was to investigate variables associated with burnout in university professors, possible predictors and differences in mean burnout levels among teachers from public and private universities. The sample consisted of 99 university professors from public and private institutions in the state of São Paulo. The instruments applied evaluated BS, stressful events at work, depression, and work support. Correlations, regressions, and t-tests were performed to compare means. Age, stressful events, work support, and depression were the variables that presented correlations with BS and its categories. In general, stressors and depression symptoms were the significant predictors of BS in the sample, and public university professors demonstrated a higher level of psychological exhaustion compared to those from private universities.

Keywords : burnout; psychopathology; teaching.

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