Job Burnout: Concepts, Tests, Statistics and Operative Metaphors


Do you think you would recognize job "burnout" if you saw or had it? Do you think that you at least know what it is? A comprehensive meta-analytic study of burnout research, news stories, etc., might reveal that burnout is actually a family of concepts.

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Job Burnout: Concepts, Tests, Statistics and Operative Metaphors

What you will learn in this eBook

Do you think you would recognize job "burnout" if you saw or had it? Do you think that you at least know what it is? According to some statistics (discussed below), occupational burnout in some professions is astronomically high, e.g., 87% among Hong Kong financial professionals in institutional asset management and 69% among male "financial professionals" in the U.S.

Although it is conceivable that, when virtually everyone is suffering from the same affliction, it may be unrecognized, because it's the "new normal", such unawareness is unlikely in the extreme, when the symptoms and experiences of it are themselves extreme.

About the author

Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa, writer for Recruiter.com, is a former editor and writer with China Daily News, Hong Kong edition and Editor-in-chief, Business Insight Japan Magazine, Tokyo; he has also been a columnist with one of Japan's national newspapers, The Daily Yomiuri, and a university lecturer (critical thinking and philosophy).
Job Burnout: Concepts, Tests, Statistics and Operative Metaphors