This report looks at the extent of burnout experienced by workers in the EU, based on national research. As a starting point, the report sets out to consider whether burnout is viewed as a medical or occupational disease. It then examines the work determinants associated with burnout and looks at the effects of burnout, including psychosocial and physical work factors, work intensity and work organisation. It also reviews national strategies and policies regarding this issue, the involvement of the social partners in the current debate, as well as preventive actions currently in place.
Erratum: In Annex 1 on page 37 of the report, the quoted examples refer to the 'Maslach Burnout Inventory General Human Services Survey (MBI-GSS)' and the source/copyright statement should read: 'Source: Reproduction by special permission of the publisher, Mind Garden Inc., of the Maslach Burnout Inventory General Human Services Survey. Copyright (c)1981 by Christina Maslach and Susan E. Jackson. Further reproduction is prohibited without the publisher's written consent.'