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ERIC Number: EJ981061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1923-6182
Experiences of Burnout, Self-Care, and Recovery of Female University Counsellors in Taiwan
Lin, Yii-Nii
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, v46 n3 p221-238 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe the burnout, self-care, and recovery experiences of female university counsellors working at a university counselling centre in Taiwan. The 9 participants had an average age of 42.44 years and had worked at the centre for an average of 11.3 years. A qualitative method of phenomenology with in-depth interviews was adopted. Themes that emerged from the data analysis included (a) burnout is influenced by conflicts between work environment and family; (b) burnout is influenced by changes on campus and in the counselling profession; (c) self-awareness, self-assessment, and action are keys to self-care; and (d) recovery requires the right balance between self, life, and work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan