Prevalence of Burnout in Administrative and Industrial Sectors

Authors

  • Natasha Stancheva Pargov Department of Occupational Health, Institute of Occupational Health, WHO Collaborating Center, North Macedonia
  • Vessela Stoyanova Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7546/CRABS.2023.06.17

Keywords:

burnout, prevalence, occupational groups

Abstract

Burnout is one of the most common psychological conditions that modern society is increasingly facing with, as it influences health status and can mediate the relationship between workload and mental disorders.

The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of burnout with its dimensions among the specified groups of workers.

A self-administered questionnaire was completed by a sample of three groups of workers to assess burnout with its three dimensions (Maslach Burnout Inventory–General Survey). Pearson correlation coefficient and Spearman rank correlation coefficient were used to determine the relationship between numerical variables with normal/not normal frequency distribution.

The total burnout score was 2.55 ± 1.08, which corresponded to a moderate degree of this dimension. Of the total sample 18.1% were with a severe degree of burnout while 68.9% were with moderate. Significantly the worst was the situation in the industrial respondents, 25% were severely and 69.3% were moderately burned out, followed by the private and public groups.

Our study indicated a high prevalence of burnout, especially in the industrial sectors. The use of accurate results could prove vital in the early detection and management of affected individuals, especially in high-risk professions. Burnout prevention and burnout reduction interventions should be made to highlight the increasing need for the development and deployment of mental health institutions and professionals around the country, in the efforts to pay more attention to mental health. 

Author Biographies

Natasha Stancheva Pargov, Department of Occupational Health, Institute of Occupational Health, WHO Collaborating Center, North Macedonia

Mailing Address:
Department of Occupational Health,
Institute of Occupational Health,
WHO Collaborating Center,
Medical Faculty of the University of Skopje
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

E-mail: nstanceva@gmail.com

Vessela Stoyanova, Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry,
Medical Faculty,
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
1 Kozyak St
1407 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail: vestoyan@yahoo.com

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Published

29-06-2023

How to Cite

[1]
N. Pargov and V. Stoyanova, “Prevalence of Burnout in Administrative and Industrial Sectors”, C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci. , vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 962–969, Jun. 2023.

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Medicine