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Managing Burnout in the Workplace by Catherine Cotter, Nancy McCormack

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7

Gender, burnout and work-related stress

Abstract:

This chapter discusses gender, burnout and work–related stress. Specifically it looks at the role gender plays with regard to work–life balance, pay, career advancement, stress, mental health and physical health.

Key words

burnout

gender

work–related stress

work–life balance

pay

career advancement

mental health

physical health

Introduction

When we turn to the matter of gender and burnout, we encounter two specific problems. The first is that (as described in Chapter 2) researchers have turned up mixed results as to whether women suffer from burnout more readily or more often than men. In some studies, women appear to be more prone to burnout; in others it appears gender makes no difference. ...

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