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The Investigation of the Burnout Levels of the Counselors

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Author(s): F.Ebru İKİZ

Journal: Journal of Kirsehir Education Faculty
ISSN 1302-5007

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 25;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Burnout | Counselor | Counseling

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to investigate the burnout levels of counselors according to various variables. Counseling is a profession, aims to enhance the productivity, life quality, decision making and problem solving skills of the “others” in order to cope with the difficulties and distortions in their lives. Therefore counselors may feel burnout when feeling lower self-efficiency, feeling overinvolved with clients’ problem solving processor feeling their relation with the client as if it is a test interpretation or a vocational guidance activity without humanity. Participants were 120 counselors working in Izmir. The data were gathered by Maslach Burnout Inventory and a questionnaire developed by the researcher . Data were analyzed using Kruskal Wallis and Mann Whitney U. Results showed that age and gender of counselors had not statistically significant effect on their burnout levels. Personal perception of self efficacy, time of working, working place werefound to be effective on burnout levels of counselors.
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