Born and Bred to Burn out: A Life-Course View and Reflections on Job Burnout

  title={Born and Bred to Burn out: A Life-Course View and Reflections on Job Burnout},
  author={Jari J. Hakanen and Arnold B. Bakker},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Health Psychology},
  • J. Hakanen, A. Bakker
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Burnout is a response to prolonged stressors at work, and is defined as a chronic syndrome including exhaustion, cynicism, and reduced professional efficacy. The 40 years of research on burnout have yielded thousands of studies on its measurement, antecedents, correlates, and consequences. However, most of these studies have used a cross-sectional design, and only very few have addressed burnout from a life-course perspective. In the first part of this article, we reflect on the ideas that… Expand

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