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ERIC Number: ED355955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 56
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Assessment of Stress and Burnout in Youth Librarians.
Swanson, Cecilia P.
Stress and burnout are now recognized as serious problems in those fields generally referred to as the helping professions. Whatever the causes, stress and burnout impact on individuals and organizations. Librarianship has many aspects in common with other helping professions. Librarians serving youth face many of the same demands as do educators, a group already identified as high-risk. Some of the recent research is examined on burnout among youth librarians, and a survey is described that explores burnout among youth librarians. The sample, drawn from youth librarian members of the Northeast Ohio Library Association, included 45 school librarians and 55 public librarians. Seventy-five survey instruments, based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory, were returned. Youth librarians are generally experiencing some strain in the area of physical stamina. Overall, less than five percent of the respondents show any indication of stress and burnout. Gender (90.7 percent of the sample were female) and length of employment show no effect on reported levels of stress. Ten tables present study findings. An appendix contains the 32-item study questionnaire and its cover letter. (Contains 26 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio