Burnout in Professionals Working in Human and Social Services and Its Relation to Some Variables in the City of Riyadh / Al-Sayed I. Al-Samadouny, Fahed A. AI-Rabiah
This study aims to investigate burnout in professionals working in human and social services (teachers, nurses, medical doctors, psychologists, as well as administrators in these professions) and its relation to some variables. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was translated into the Arabic language and was administered to 329 Ss. The study revealed significant differences between professionals working in these professions in terms of their frequent feeling of burnout. Burnout was significantly more prevalent among teachers and nurses as compared to other professions. Feeling of burnout varied with age and duration of employment. Married participants reported higher levels of burnout as compared with non-married. No significant gender differences were observed.