Burnout - Causes and Prevention

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GRIN Verlag, 2013 - 52 pages
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Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2008 in the subject Psychology - Diagnostics, grade: A-, Prairie Bible College (Prairie Bible College), 25 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Burnout, a term heard with increasing frequency these days, is becoming a prominent fact of life in the fast-paced and stress-filled 21st century. People in all walks of life are experiencing burnout, and many end up losing their jobs, their health, and sometimes their families because of it. Some even commit suicide as a way of escape. Since almost everybody will experience burnout to a certain degree in some stage of life, one may ask what exactly burnout is, what the warning signs are, how to deal with it and what can be done in order to prevent it. The aim of this paper is to answer those questions with a special emphasis on workaholic and 'Type A' personality burnout, since those people are most prone to the experience it. [...]

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