Burnout among nurses and teachers in Jordan: a comparative study
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The University of Jordan
Submission date: 2017-10-17
Acceptance date: 2017-11-13
Publication date: 2018-06-05
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Hussain Salem Alshra'ah   

The University of Jordan
Arch Psych Psych 2018;20(2):55-65
Aim of the study:
This study was conducted to evaluate burnout among nurses and teachers in Jordan, and to explore the differences between them. Several demographic factors were examined to evaluate their effect on burnout levels in both professions

Subject or material and methods:
This study adopts the descriptive cross sectional design and was performed on 240 total participants; 120 nurses and 120 teachers. A modified Maslach Burnout Inventory (Modified-MBI) was used to assess the three dimensions of burnout.

The results of this study showed moderate levels of burnout among both nurses and teachers; however statistical analysis indicated that nurses had significantly higher level of burnout than teachers. Moreover, this study showed that sex, marital status and experience significantly affected the level of burnout in teachers but not in nurses. Educational level did not affect the level of burnout in either group

The results will be discussed according to the study questions.

This study should help in setting proper intervention plans and psychological programs to tackle this important problem

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