Job Burnout

  title={Job Burnout},
  author={Christina Maslach},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={189 - 192}
  • C. Maslach
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
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