Burnout is a set of negative human reactions to prolonged experienced stress on the job, especially reactions from exposure to stressors in the social environment at work. The burnout itself is also prolonged or chronic in the sense that it tends to last over a period rather than be an acute, short-term reaction. Furthermore, it might take different forms over time. Burnout is concerned with both the well-being of the individual and the success of the person in performing on the job, just as many other important topics in industrial and organizational psychology are, but the construct and research on burnout tip more toward a concern with the person’s well-being than with the organization’s well-being.

As with most topics in work psychology, workers themselves certainly recognized ...

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