Burnout syndrome among nurses of hospitals in Wrocław, including seniority assessed with Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and Work Satisfaction Scale (WSS)

Original Article, Pol J Public Health 2020;130: 22-25

Agata Stefańska1, Stanisław Manulik2, Krzysztof Chmielowiec3,
Jolanta Chmielowiec3, Agnieszka Boroń4

1 Absolwentka kierunku studiów mgr. pielęgniarstwo, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu ,Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu, Poland

2 Zakład Chorób Układu Nerwowego, Katedra Pielęgniarstwa Klinicznego, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu, Poland

3 Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Collegium Medicum, University of Zielona Góra, Poland

4 Department of Clinical and Molecular Biochemistry, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland

DOI_disc_logo 10.2478/pjph-2020-0006

© 2020 Medical University of Lublin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonComercial-No Derivs licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)


Introduction. Burnout syndrome among nurses is very common. It develops very dynamically, it is mainly related to the reaction to long-term emotional stress, as well as to the professional work they perform.

Aim. The aim of the study is to assess the degree of occupational burnout in the professional group of nurses.

Material and methods. The research was conducted among 123 professionally active nurses employed in an outpatient clinic and a hospital in Wrocław. The work uses standardized research tools: Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and Work Satisfaction Scale (WSS).

Results. Nurses in old age, with longer work experience, are at a higher risk of burnout.

Conclusion. Burnout as measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and Work Satisfaction Scale (WSS) in nurses is associated with higher age and seniority. In addition, a negative correlation was noted between Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and Work Satisfaction Scale (WSS).

Keywords: burnout; nurse; burnout syndrome.


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