Cortisol dysregulation in school teachers in relation to burnout, vital exhaustion, and effort–reward-imbalance

@article{Bellingrath2008CortisolDI,
  title={Cortisol dysregulation in school teachers in relation to burnout, vital exhaustion, and effort–reward-imbalance},
  author={Silja Bellingrath and Tobias Weigl and Brigitte Martina Kudielka},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={78},
  pages={104-113}
}
We analyzed whether burnout and vital exhaustion or job-related chronic stress is associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation in school teachers (N=135; 25-63 years; mean age 46.1+/-9.20 years). Participants collected seven saliva samples (0, 30, 45, and 60 min after awakening, 11a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.) on 2 working days, 1 leisure day, and after pre-medication with 0.25mg dexamethasone (very low-dose dexamethasone suppression test) to assess basal cortisol day… CONTINUE READING
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