Burnout at work : a psychological perspective

Michael P. LEITER (Editor), Arnold B. BAKKER (Editor), Christina MASLACH (Editor)

Research output: Scholarly Books | Reports | Literary WorksBook (Editor)

41 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The psychological concept of burnout refers to long-term exhaustion from, and diminished interest in, the work we do. It’s a phenomenon that most of us have some understanding of, even if we haven’t always been affected directly. Many people start their working lives full of energy and enthusiasm, but far fewer are able to maintain that level of engagement. Burnout at Work: A Psychological Perspective provides a comprehensive overview of how the concept of burnout has been conceived over recent decades, as well as discussing the challenges and possible interventions that can help confront this pervasive issue. Including contributions from the most eminent researchers in this field, the book examines a range of topics including: The links between burnout and health How our individual relationships at work can affect levels of burnout The role of leadership in mediating or causing burnout The strategies that individuals can pursue to avoid burnout, as well as wider interventions. The book will be required reading for anyone studying organizational or occupational psychology, and will also interest students of business and management, and health psychology.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEast Sussex
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages174
ISBN (Electronic)9781315849416
ISBN (Print)9781848722286, 9781848722293
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameCurrent Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology
PublisherPsychology Press

Fingerprint

burnout
occupational psychology
organizational psychology
working life
health
psychology
leadership
energy
management

Cite this

LEITER, M. P., BAKKER, A. B., & MASLACH, C. (Eds.) (2014). Burnout at work : a psychological perspective. (Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology). East Sussex: Taylor and Francis.
LEITER, Michael P. (Editor) ; BAKKER, Arnold B. (Editor) ; MASLACH, Christina (Editor). / Burnout at work : a psychological perspective. East Sussex : Taylor and Francis, 2014. 174 p. (Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology).
@book{40846423ef0e47fab153bf941352cf61,
title = "Burnout at work : a psychological perspective",
abstract = "The psychological concept of burnout refers to long-term exhaustion from, and diminished interest in, the work we do. It’s a phenomenon that most of us have some understanding of, even if we haven’t always been affected directly. Many people start their working lives full of energy and enthusiasm, but far fewer are able to maintain that level of engagement. Burnout at Work: A Psychological Perspective provides a comprehensive overview of how the concept of burnout has been conceived over recent decades, as well as discussing the challenges and possible interventions that can help confront this pervasive issue. Including contributions from the most eminent researchers in this field, the book examines a range of topics including: The links between burnout and health How our individual relationships at work can affect levels of burnout The role of leadership in mediating or causing burnout The strategies that individuals can pursue to avoid burnout, as well as wider interventions. The book will be required reading for anyone studying organizational or occupational psychology, and will also interest students of business and management, and health psychology.",
editor = "LEITER, {Michael P.} and BAKKER, {Arnold B.} and Christina MASLACH",
year = "2014",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781848722286",
series = "Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis",

}

LEITER, MP, BAKKER, AB & MASLACH, C (eds) 2014, Burnout at work : a psychological perspective. Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology, Taylor and Francis, East Sussex.

Burnout at work : a psychological perspective. / LEITER, Michael P. (Editor); BAKKER, Arnold B. (Editor); MASLACH, Christina (Editor).

East Sussex : Taylor and Francis, 2014. 174 p. (Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology).

Research output: Scholarly Books | Reports | Literary WorksBook (Editor)

TY - BOOK

T1 - Burnout at work : a psychological perspective

A2 - LEITER, Michael P.

A2 - BAKKER, Arnold B.

A2 - MASLACH, Christina

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - The psychological concept of burnout refers to long-term exhaustion from, and diminished interest in, the work we do. It’s a phenomenon that most of us have some understanding of, even if we haven’t always been affected directly. Many people start their working lives full of energy and enthusiasm, but far fewer are able to maintain that level of engagement. Burnout at Work: A Psychological Perspective provides a comprehensive overview of how the concept of burnout has been conceived over recent decades, as well as discussing the challenges and possible interventions that can help confront this pervasive issue. Including contributions from the most eminent researchers in this field, the book examines a range of topics including: The links between burnout and health How our individual relationships at work can affect levels of burnout The role of leadership in mediating or causing burnout The strategies that individuals can pursue to avoid burnout, as well as wider interventions. The book will be required reading for anyone studying organizational or occupational psychology, and will also interest students of business and management, and health psychology.

AB - The psychological concept of burnout refers to long-term exhaustion from, and diminished interest in, the work we do. It’s a phenomenon that most of us have some understanding of, even if we haven’t always been affected directly. Many people start their working lives full of energy and enthusiasm, but far fewer are able to maintain that level of engagement. Burnout at Work: A Psychological Perspective provides a comprehensive overview of how the concept of burnout has been conceived over recent decades, as well as discussing the challenges and possible interventions that can help confront this pervasive issue. Including contributions from the most eminent researchers in this field, the book examines a range of topics including: The links between burnout and health How our individual relationships at work can affect levels of burnout The role of leadership in mediating or causing burnout The strategies that individuals can pursue to avoid burnout, as well as wider interventions. The book will be required reading for anyone studying organizational or occupational psychology, and will also interest students of business and management, and health psychology.

UR - http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/6545

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84955650474&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Book (Editor)

SN - 9781848722286

SN - 9781848722293

T3 - Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology

BT - Burnout at work : a psychological perspective

PB - Taylor and Francis

CY - East Sussex

ER -

LEITER MP, (ed.), BAKKER AB, (ed.), MASLACH C, (ed.). Burnout at work : a psychological perspective. East Sussex: Taylor and Francis, 2014. 174 p. (Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology).