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ERIC Number: ED430184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Burnout and Leadership in Community Mental Health Systems.
Webster, Linda; Hackett, Rachelle Kisst
This study investigated the nature of professional burnout, specifically whether aspects of burnout in clinical staff in community mental health agencies were systematically related to aspects of leadership behavior and quality of supervision of clinical supervisors. Burnout was measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory, leadership behavior in clinical supervisors was measured by the Leadership Practices Inventory, and clinical supervision was measured by a scale constructed by the authors. One hundred and fifty-one respondents from five community mental health systems participated in the study. Significant though moderate relationships were found between the measures, and the implications for an organizational model of burnout, as well as prevention of burnout in mental health professionals, are discussed. An appendix provides the Clinical Supervisor Rating Scale and five tables depicting results of the study. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Leadership Practices Inventory; Maslach Burnout Inventory