Tag: Burnout

New publication on shortening the BAT

Burnout is related to huge costs, for both individuals and organizations and is recognized as an occupational disease or work-related disorder in many European countries. Given that burnout is a major problem it is important to measure the levels of burnout in a valid and reliable way. The Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) is a newly […]

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New publication on the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)

This paper examines to what extent the Four Dimensional Symptoms Questionnaire (4DSQ) and the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) are able to distinguish four diagnostic groups (i.e., employees suffering from stress complaints, burnout, depressive episode and other adjustment disorders, respectively) in a group of 5,791 employees who reported sick with psychological complaints. The group with other […]

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New publication on the BAT

The Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) is gaining increased attention as a sound and innovative instrument for the conceptualization and assessment of burnout. This paper aims to present the psychometric properties of the Brazilian and Portuguese versions of the BAT; both the original 23-item and the shortened 12-item versions. Validity evidence for the BAT is based […]

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New publication on the epigenitics of burnout

Work-related stress and burnout have become major occupational health concerns. Dysregulation of HPA-axis is considered one of the central mechanisms and is potentially moderated through epigenetics. In the present study, we aim to investigate epigenetic regulation of the HPA axis in burnout, by focusing on salivary cortisol and cortisone and DNA methylation of the glucocorticoid […]

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New article on measurement of burnout (OLBI)

This study examined the factor structure of burnout, as measured with the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (OLBI), in a sample of 235 public administration employees who assessed their burnout online for 10 consecutive working days. Two models were tested with multilevel confirmatory factor analysis, assuming the same one or two-factor structure at the within- and between-person […]

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Editorial on burnout

Recently, a consensual definition of burnout was proposed by an international expert panel that reads: “In a worker, occupational burnout or occupational physical AND emotional exhaustion state is an exhaustion due to prolonged exposure to work-related problems.” In an editorial I criticize this definition and conclude that the burnout enigma still remains unresolved (download the […]

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New publication about burnout and epigenetics

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a potential role in the neurobiology of burnout, but there are no studies investigating the underlying genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. Our aim is to further explore the role of BDNF in burnout, by focusing on the Val66Met polymorphism and methylation patterns of the BDNF gene and serum BDNF (sBDNF) protein […]

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New publication on burnout and engagement among dental hygienists

This paper investigates the prevalence of burnout and work engagement among Dutch young and more experienced dental hygienists and the work experience of young professional dental hygienists. In Study I, 400 participants completed the Dutch version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory online, whereas in Study II, the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) was distributed via […]

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New publication on the Burnout Assessment Tool

The current study aimed to validate the Japanese version of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT-J), a new burnout measure. The two-wave survey, using registered monitors, was conducted in May 2018 (N = 1,032) and June 2018 (N = 498). We examined the factorial validity of the BATJ core symptoms (BAT-JC) and BAT-J secondary symptoms (BAT-JS), […]

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New publication on mental energy

Looking back at the end of my academic career, it looks like mental energy is still a hot topic in today’s research and practice in occupational health psychology, as it was a couple of decades ago. This applies particularly to burnout (low mental energy), but also  to work engagement (high mental energy), which was introduced […]

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