Burnout in teaching activity: evidence of a study involving higher education institutions

Juliana Carvalho de Sousa, Agostinha Mafalda Barra de Oliveira, Pablo Marlon Medeiros da Silva, Lydia Maria Pinto Brito


The present research has the objective of investigating a relationship of the social, institutional and emotional aspects with Burnout syndrome incidence in teachers of higher education institutions in the city of Mossoró, RN. We chose a descriptive, quantitative research, and descriptive and inferential statistics, using Pearson's analysis as a statistical technique. A sample was attended by 103 teachers from three higher education institutions in the city of Mossoró. The results showed that among the investigated teachers, 43.7% had high levels of emotional exhaustion, 22.3% manifested levels of depersonalization, and 53.4% pointed of low professional achievement, generally revealing that 41% of respondents are a strong trend towards the development of a syndrome. Regarding correlations, among the analyzed aspects, all evidenced variables that showed a significant correlation. In this way, it can be inferred that the syndrome is multicausal.

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