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Vol. 3, No. 1
Symptoms of Burnout
"empty" or "trapped."
mood, helplessness, hopelessness, and impotence.
of failure, insufficiency, and powerlessness.
and anxiety, diminished tolerance for frustration.
oversensitivity, and hostile or suspicious behavior.
to concentrate, forgetfulness, difficulty making decisions
tics, restlessness, inability to relax.
nausea, muscle pain, sexual problems, sleep disturbances, loss of
appetite and shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, ulcers, gastrointestinal
disorders and coronary heart disease. Colds or flu that will not seem
to go away.
consumption of stimulants (e.g., coffee), alcohol or illegal substances.
problems with colleagues, supervisors, and subordinates, withdrawal
from social contacts, decreased involvement with recipients.
W. & Buunk, B. (1996). Professional burnout. In M. Schabracq, J. Winnubst,
and C. Cooper (Eds.), Handbook of Work and Health Psychology. New
York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 311-346.
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