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Psicologia Ensino & Formação

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LOPES, Fernanda Luzia  and  GUIMARAES, Gisele Soares. Study of Occupational Burnout in Psychology Graduate Students. Psicol. Ensino & Form. [online]. 2016, vol.7, n.1, pp. 40-58. ISSN 2177-2061.

This study aims to investigate the prevalence of Occupational Burnout (Burnout syndrome in Portuguese) in Psychology graduate students, as well as to investigate their association with academic and sociodemographic variables. The study was carried out with a sample of 111 students from a private institution in the interior of São Paulo. For this research was applied the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey (MBI-SS) and a questionnaire to identify the academic and sociodemographic variables. The results have shown that the feeling of disbelief was greater in students who already considered dropping out course; do not have completed another university degree; female gender; and are relatively young. The feeling of emotional exhaustion was greater in students in the age group of 27 to 30 years. Regarding the professional effectiveness, only students who had another university degree presented higher scores in this dimension. However, the results of this study did not show the prevalence of Occupational Burnout in the sample studied, but, the findings highlight the importance of intervention actions in order to minimize stressors that may contribute to the onset of Occupational Burnout/Burnout Syndrome in these future professionals.

Keywords : graduate students; stress; health; professional exhaustion; occupational Burnout.

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