2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
A study of burnout among university teachers in relation to their personality with reference to their age
Author(s): Dr. Sapna
The definition and phenomenological features of ‘burnout’ and its eventual relationship with depression and other clinical conditions are reviewed. Work is an indispensable way to make a decent and meaningful way of living, but can also be a source of stress for a variety of reasons. Feelings of inadequate control over one’s work, frustrated hopes and expectations and the feeling of losing of life’s meaning, seem to be independent causes of burnout, a term that describes a condition of professional exhaustion. It is not synonymous with ‘job stress’, ‘fatigue’, ‘alienation’ or ‘depression’. Burnout is more common than generally believed and may affect every aspect of the individual’s functioning, have a deleterious effect on interpersonal and family relationships and lead to a negative attitude towards life in general. This study attempted to pin point the factors which contribute to the high rate of burnout among teachers of university and its relationship with personality
Pages: 1625-1629 | 271 Views 3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sapna. A study of burnout among university teachers in relation to their personality with reference to their age. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):1625-1629.