The nature of burnout of twenty-six direct care staff responsible for people with learning difficulties who show challenging behaviour was investigated.
Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was used as the burnout indicator and a selfconstructed Staff Questionnaire (SQ) was used for collecting basic data of staff, job satisfaction and opinions on the implementation of programmes for staff and clients.
Attempts were also made to associate burnout with clients'behaviour.
On the whole, the results showed that the burnout of staff was high and yet they felt positive working with clients and were motivated to carry on working and receive further training.
Their burnout seems to be more associated with management issues than clients'behaviour.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epuisement usure, Stress, Personnel sanitaire, Relation soignant soigné, Satisfaction professionnelle, Trouble apprentissage, Trouble comportement, Arriération mentale, Trouble développement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational burnout, Stress, Health staff, Health staff patient relation, Job satisfaction, Learning disability, Behavioral disorder, Mental retardation, Developmental disorder, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0381322
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 10/04/1997.