Burnout and occupational participation among dentists with teaching responsibilities in universities


HURİ M., BAĞIŞ N., EREN H., Basibuyuk O., ŞAHİN S., UMAROĞLU M. M. , ...More

PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH & MEDICINE, vol.22, no.6, pp.693-700, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13548506.2016.1210177
  • Journal Name: PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.693-700
  • Keywords: Burnout, dentistry, occupational therapy, WORK ENGAGEMENT

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the levels of burnout and explore the relationships between burnout and occupational participation among dentists with teaching responsibilities. Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) was used to evaluate occupational participation with questions on demographic information among 155 dentists with teaching responsibilities. Age, gender, years of experience, academic position were the factors affecting level of burnout and occupational participation. Occupational performance score was negatively correlated with emotional exhausment (r=-.731) and depersonalization (r=-.693) while positively correlated with personal accomplishment (r=.611). Occupational satisfaction scores were negatively correlated with emotional exhausment (r=-.631) and depersonalization (r=-.625) while positively correlated with personal accomplishment (r=.614). Occupational participation level can effect burnout among dentists with teaching responsibilities. Further studies with a larger sample are needed to investigate these preliminary results deeply.