THE PERILS OF JOB BURNOUT

Athena Prince

Abstract


Job related stress is a growing problem these days. There is no such profession today that is stress free. The only difference is in the type and degree of job stress. People always complain of the job stress they experience at their work to their family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances.  Long hours of work, heavy work load, role conflict, organisational culture, bad management practices, inadequate work environments, job insecurity ,  deadlines, lack of proper resources and equipments, lack of required skills, lack of autonomy, lack of proper guidance and over supervision are some of the basic causes of work stress. During the initial stages, job stress is at the manageable level, and people try to bring down their stress levels using various stress relievers like engaging in hobbies, exercise, or quality time with friends and family and soon. But as stress levels get amplified and people get exhausted from suffering from this extreme stress for a long period of time, they get “burned out”. Job Burnout is one among the serious issues which is faced by the people engaged in all most all the professions. The present study is descriptive in nature and is intended to present the concept of burnout and its dimensions, the causes and outcomes of burnout.


Keywords


Job Stress, Burnout, Organisational Culture, Role Conflict, Job insecurity

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