Burnout and Depressive Symptomatology of the Employees in Institutions of Chronic Diseases

Vasiliki Brouskeli, Eustathios Giakovis, Maria Loumakou

Abstract


The purpose of the research is twofold: a) to determine whether the employees in Greek Institutions of Chronic Diseases show burnout and depressive symptomatology and to connect them with socio-demographic characteristics and b)to investigate the relation between these two health factors. The participants completed a Greek version of Maslach's Burnout Inventory (MBI), a Greek version of Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI), and a questionnaire regarding the socio-demographic characteristics. According to the results of the research, a significant percentage of participants show burnout and depressive symptomatology. The exhaustion was found to be associated with gender, age, employment and marital status. The scientific staff has less depressive symptoms than the auxiliaries. Finally, higher levels of burnout effect on higher levels of depressive symptomatology. Based on the results, it is necessary to make interventions on a preventive level as well as to deal with burnout problems and depression of employees on time. In conclusion, there is a need to conduct further researches that, among others, check the targeting and the effectiveness of interventions.

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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