Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Law and Education Research (ELER 2021)

Burnout Syndrome: A Study among Lecturers

Authors
Tatiana Kovalkova, Tatiana Malkova
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Tatiana Kovalkova
Available Online 22 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210320.013How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Burnout, Higher education, Lecturer, Students, Teaching, Workload
Abstract

Purpose: Burnout syndrome has been described as a lack of ability to cope with emotional stress at work and as a psychological syndrome. We investigated whether the lecturers experience burnout. The relationship between gender and the syndrome of emotional burnout was also explored. Method: Burnout was measured with an 84-item questionnaire developed by V. Boyko. An interpretation of the results of the experiment was presented using mathematical statistics. Findings: The results suggested that the second stage of burnout (resistance) was significantly higher than others – 38,51 %; tension had 29,85 % of the participants and exhaustion – 31,51 %. Of the participants, 10,16 % experienced psycho-traumatic events; 7,25 % had dissatisfaction with themselves; 4,53 % had the feeling of being caged; 7,94 % felt anxiety and depression; 8,59 % experienced inadequate emotional response; 7,69 % had emotional-ethical disorientation; 12,73 % experienced economy of emotions; 9,5 % felt reduction of professional responsibilities; 5,19 % had emotional deficit; 6,43 % experienced emotional detachment; 6,15 % felt depersonalization; 13,74 % had psychosomatic and psycho-vegetative disorders. The most developed stage of emotional burnout syndrome of men was tension (47,45 % of the participants). Women are more likely to respond by the second stage of the syndrome – ‘resistance’ (42,73 %). Implications for research and practice: Analysis of revealed phases and symptoms of burnout syndrome (psychosomatic and psycho-vegetative disorders, economy of emotions, experiencing psycho-traumatic events), and psycho-physiological features of professional work of lecturers (workload, sleep deprivation, work in stressful conditions) allowed us to determine psychological strategies to decrease the risk of development of lecturers’ burnout syndrome.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Law and Education Research (ELER 2021)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
22 March 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-355-4
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210320.013How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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