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Journal:   JOURNAL OF KERMANSHAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BEHBOOD)   MARCH-APRIL 2012 , Volume 16 , Number 1; Page(s) 28 To 36.
 
Paper: 

BURNOUT AND RELATED DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES AMONG TEHRAN WELFARE ORGANIZATION STAFFS

 
 
Author(s):  RASHEDI VAHID, FOROUGHAN MAHSHID, HOSSEINI MOHAMMAD ALI
 
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Abstract: 

Background: This study has been conducted in order to determine burnout and related demographic variables in the staffs of Tehran Province Welfare Organization during 2010.
Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive-analytic study designed and 189 subjects were recruited through random sampling. Data collection was carried out using Maslach Burnout Questionnaire and a demographic questionnaire. Independent T-test, U Mann-Whitney, One-way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis data analysis tests were applied.
Results: The sample consisted of 38.1% male and 61.9% who were married. The mean age of the subjects was 37.7+ 6.8 and the mean of employment duration was 12.9 + 6.9. Findings showed that burnout in emotional exhaustion and depersonalization subscales was low whereas in personal accomplishment, including frequency (36.16) and intensity (39.46), were in a medium level. Age, background, gender, educational level, occupation, and type of recruitment were not significantly related to burnout. There was significant relationship between frequency of personal under-accomplishment and marital status (P=0.03) as well as depersonalization and service-divisions (P=0.01).
Conclusion: The findings showed mild to moderate level of burnout in the staffs of the Tehran province welfare organization; therefore continues educational programs and workshops need to conduct to prevent and lower the level of burnout.

 
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