≪Organizer Abstract≫
The symposium will comprise 4 presentations on the social context of job burnout with a commentary by Dr. Maslach as discussant. The perspectives include (1) the qualities of social encounters that contribute to burnout, (2) the impact of burnout on employees' social behavior, and (3) the value of viewing burnout as a social as well as an individual experience. The presentations reflect on the potential for addressing burnout through interventions that improve the social context of worklife.
The presentations will consider work settings in Finland and Canada. They consider the extent to which collegiality has become an important issue for employees and for policy makers. The research will consider as well approaches to conducting interventions that improve the quality of worklife through improving the social context of work.
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