Burnout and Depression: Two Entities or One?

  title={Burnout and Depression: Two Entities or One?},
  author={Irvin Sam Schonfeld and Renzo Bianchi},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={72 1},
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the overlap in burnout and depression. METHOD The sample comprised 1,386 schoolteachers (mean [M]age = 43; Myears taught = 15; 77% women) from 18 different U.S. states. We assessed burnout, using the Shirom-Melamed Burnout Measure, and depression, using the depression module of the Patient Health Questionnaire. RESULTS Treated dimensionally, burnout and depressive symptoms were strongly correlated (.77; disattenuated correlation, .84… CONTINUE READING
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