SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.27 número2Adaptação transcultural para o português do instrumento Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire, Versão Auto-AplicativaEfeitos da depressão materna no desenvolvimento neurobiológico e psicológico da criança índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Journal

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartilhar


Revista de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul

versão impressa ISSN 0101-8108

Resumo

SILVEIRA, Núbia de Mesquita et al. Assessment of burnout levels in a sample of police officers. Rev. psiquiatr. Rio Gd. Sul [online]. 2005, vol.27, n.2, pp.159-163. ISSN 0101-8108.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81082005000200006.

OBJECTIVE: To compare burnout levels in two groups of police officers, considering their working activities (administrative vs. operational). METHODS: Using a Brazilian Portuguese version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), a group of 35 police officers involved in operational activities was compared to a group of 25 officers involved in administrative activities. The Student t test was used to compare the total scores obtained in the scale, as well as the scores obtained individually in each of the factors that constitute it. RESULTS: Considering a level of significance of 95%, no difference was observed between the two groups in the total scores obtained in the scale (p < 0.383) and neither in the three factors that constitute it, namely, emotional exhaustion (p < 0.76), personal accomplishment (p < 0.11) and depersonalization (p < 0.65). CONCLUSION: The results obtained in this study suggest that the symptoms associated with the burnout syndrome are not determined by the type of activity performed. However, further studies are necessary for a better investigation of this syndrome and of its relation with the police officer job.

Palavras-chave : Burnout syndrome; police officers; occupational stress.

        · resumo em Português | Espanhol     · texto em Português | Inglês     · Português ( pdf epdf ) | Inglês ( pdf epdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo o conteúdo deste periódico, exceto onde está identificado, está licenciado sob uma Licença Creative Commons