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ERIC Number: EJ769876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Exploring Burnout in Batterer Intervention Programs
Bahner, Angela D.; Berkel, LaVerne A.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n8 p994-1008 2007
This study used the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) to explore burnout in a sample of 115 batterer intervention program (BIP) workers (56% female, 44% male) from four midwestern states. The purpose of this study was to explore the role that demographic variables, job-setting variables, supervisor support, and personality characteristics played in predicting burnout for BIP workers. Significant associations emerged for all aspects of burnout. Job-setting variables and personality characteristics were predictive of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, whereas job-setting variables were predictive of personal accomplishment. The findings suggest that job and person variables are important factors to consider for burnout prevention and coping strategies for BIP workers. In addition, the results show that compared to MBI subscale norms for mental health workers, BIP workers fell in the moderate range for emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, but in the high range for personal accomplishment. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory