L'exercici de la docència de la psicologia i el Burnout

Nowadays, burnout is considered an increasing psycho-social risk in occidental countries and especially among teachers. The European Higher Education Area goals require new roles from university teachers additional to management, research and knowledge transference. This research analyzes the level of burnout on a sample conformed by 42 teachers (average of age: 37.21 years old; S.D.: 8.98; 70.8% women) of the Department of Psychology of the University of Girona. The burnout has been evaluated by the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). Also, socio-demographic variables, features of the work place and the free time, the locus of control and the perception of burnout have been gathered by means of an ad hoc questionnaire. Results indicate medium levels on the subscales of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, and a high level of personal accomplishment. About 20.5% of the participants perceived themselves as burnt by work ​
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