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Utbränd, stressad eller "kokt groda" : en diskursbeskrivning av begreppet utbrändhet

Olsson, Michael and Schau, Rikke (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to examine the current "talk" about the concept of burnout. We want to examine the genesis of the concept of burnout, the different thoughts and directions that dominate the "talk" and how these directions stand in relation to the concept of burnout. We have noticed three main factors that, more or less, all the directions suggest as causes to burnout. The three main factors are: 1. the individual's internal ability to deal with stress. 2. direct and abrubt external disturbance to the individual's normal situation, such as major organisational changes in the workplace or cut downs. 3. indirect external trends, such as societal and technological transformation. These factors affect people in different ways and... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to examine the current "talk" about the concept of burnout. We want to examine the genesis of the concept of burnout, the different thoughts and directions that dominate the "talk" and how these directions stand in relation to the concept of burnout. We have noticed three main factors that, more or less, all the directions suggest as causes to burnout. The three main factors are: 1. the individual's internal ability to deal with stress. 2. direct and abrubt external disturbance to the individual's normal situation, such as major organisational changes in the workplace or cut downs. 3. indirect external trends, such as societal and technological transformation. These factors affect people in different ways and can lead to increased levels of stress and burnout. Most of the directions suggest that a combination of these three factors can cause burnout even if they tend to lean more towards one of the three. (Less)
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author
Olsson, Michael and Schau, Rikke
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1357976
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to examine the current "talk" about the concept of burnout. We want to examine the genesis of the concept of burnout, the different thoughts and directions that dominate the "talk" and how these directions stand in relation to the concept of burnout. We have noticed three main factors that, more or less, all the directions suggest as causes to burnout. The three main factors are: 1. the individual's internal ability to deal with stress. 2. direct and abrubt external disturbance to the individual's normal situation, such as major organisational changes in the workplace or cut downs. 3. indirect external trends, such as societal and technological transformation. These factors affect people in different ways and can lead to increased levels of stress and burnout. Most of the directions suggest that a combination of these three factors can cause burnout even if they tend to lean more towards one of the three.},
  author       = {Olsson, Michael and Schau, Rikke},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Utbränd, stressad eller "kokt groda" : en diskursbeskrivning av begreppet utbrändhet},
  year         = {2003},
}