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ERIC Number: ED462665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 13
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Career Burnout and Its Relationship to Couple Burnout in Finland.
Laes, Timo; Laes, Tuula
This study is part of cross cultural research on the relationship between career and couple burnout in six countries (England, Finland, Israel, Portugal, Spain, and the USA.) This pilot study presents first results of Finnish data. Female elementary school teachers (N=56) and male students (N=70) in academic professional education completed the Couple Burnout Measure (CBM). Finnish females reported significantly higher means in both career and couple burnout than males, although all means were lower than in a combined group of American men and women. There were positive correlations between indicators of career and couple relationship stress. In the whole group there were correlations between age and feelings of helplessness and sleeping difficulties in connection to work. Negative correlations were seen in the male group between age and feelings of work related feelings of helplessness, depression, and weakness. In the female group, negative correlations exist between age and feelings of hopelessness. A slight negative correlation was noted between length of career and feelings of hopelessness in the total group. The study recommends continuing to study burnout in a larger scale with versatile measures, especially as burnout is believed to be on the increase. (Contains 5 tables and 21 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland (Helsinki); Israel; Portugal; Spain; United Kingdom (England); United States