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 Veronika Ternik,  Beno Arnejčič


Background and purpose: Today, in an increasingly competitive society, the individual is exposed to increasing demands, both in private life and in the workplace. These demands and the individual's desire to succeed often require excessive engagement, which not everyone can physically and mentally cope with. The aim of the study is to analyze the types and levels of burnout in the workplace, which is becoming a growing problem nowadays. With a systematic review of literature and research papers in the field of mental health and burnout of employees, we analyzed the types and levels of burnout in the workplace. We used the Dilts model, a tool for determining burnout in the workplace. At the company level, burnout is increasingly present and is not only a consequence of the psychological state of the individual, but also of economic and socio-cultural characteristics in the economy of each country. However, at the level of individual behavior, values and beliefs, burnout occurs as a result of the individual's personality characteristics. At the level of identity, however, we can link burnout with an individual's assessment of their own abilities, and it is also related to gender identity. At the level of organizational culture, we can observe burnout in relation to the positive or negative climate and management style in the company. Based on the analysis of selected literature, we have highlighted the types and levels of burnout in companies, which is becoming an increasingly pressing issue in modern society. Such analysis also allows individuals to identify factors that threaten them and potentially lead to burnout.

Keywords: burnout, workplace, employees, Dilts model, phenomenon, mental illness

Veronika Ternik, student at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana

Beno Arnejčič Ph. D is an Assistant Prof. at the Faculty of Education, Primorska University, Slovenia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Cite this article:
Arnejčič Beno. BURNOUT ON THE WORKPLACE. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.13, no.3:18-33, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2020-no3-art2

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2020-no3-art2

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