Burnout in European general practice and family medicine

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Jean Karl Soler
Hakan Yaman
Magdalena Esteva
Cite this article:  Soler, J., Yaman, H., & Esteva, M. (2007). Burnout in European general practice and family medicine. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 35(8), 1149-1150.


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The aim of this study was to compare general practitioners/family doctors in different European countries to assess the psychosocial and work-related factors possibly contributing to burnout. The survey included questions on demographic-, work- and lifestyle-related job satisfaction (Yaman & Ungan, 2002a; Yayli, Yaman, & Yaman, 2003) and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (Maslach & Jackson, 1986). Surveys were conducted in 13 European countries (Yaman & Soler, 2002b) with a response rate of 33%.

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The researchers have conducted and published this research on behalf of the Burnout Study Group. This study has been supported by EGPRN and Wonca Europe. Author Hakan Yaman has been supported by The Akdeniz University Research Fund.
Appreciation is due to anonymous reviewers.

Hakan Yaman, MD, MS, Akdeniz University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, 07059, Antalya, Turkey. Phone: +90 242 249 6863; Fax: +90 242 249 6861; Email: [email protected]

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