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  1. Relationship between hardiness and risk of Burnout in a sample of 92 nurses working in oncology and AIDS wards.

    Article - En anglais

    Background 

    The present study tested the hypothesis that particular personality dispositions act as resistance resources in the encounter with stressful life events.

    Methods 

    The sample consisted of 100 student nurses working in critical areas (oncology and AIDS).

    At the beginning of the 2nd year course subjects were administered the Kobasa Hardiness Scale and at the end of the year the Maslach Burnout Inventory.

    Results 

    Higher hardiness levels at the beginning of the course were associated with lower emotional exhaustion and higher personal achievement scores at the end.

    As predicted, findings show hardiness scores to be predictive of the risk of burnout.

    Conclusions 

    A screening of personality traits could be useful in preventing the risk of burnout in nurses working in critical areas.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Stress, Epuisement usure, Activité professionnelle, Infirmier, Coping, Vulnérabilité, Personnalité, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Epuisement professionnel

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stress, Occupational burnout, Professional activity, Nurse, Coping, Vulnerability, Personality, Health staff, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0208710

    Code Inist : 002A26L09. Création : 21/05/1997.