Burnout among psychotherapists: a cross‑cultural value survey among 12 European countries during the coronavirus disease pandemic

Van hoy, A, Rzeszutek, M, Pieta, M, Mestre, J, Rodríguez‑Mora, A, Midgely, N, Omylinska-Thurston, J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8329-171X, Dopierala, A, Falkenstrom, F, Ferlin, J, Gergov, V, Lazic, M, Ulberg, R, Rossberg, JI, Hancheva, C, Stoyanova, S, Schmidt, SJ, Podina, I, Ferreira, N, Kagialis, A, Löffler‑Stastka, H and Gruszczynska, E 2022, 'Burnout among psychotherapists: a cross‑cultural value survey among 12 European countries during the coronavirus disease pandemic' , Scientific Reports, 12 .

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine cross-cultural differences, as operationalized by Schwartz’s refined theory of basic values, in burnout levels among psychotherapists from 12 European countries during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. We focused on the multilevel approach to investigate if individual- and country-aggregated level values could explain differences in burnout intensity after controlling for sociodemographic, work-related characteristics and COVID-19- related distress among participants. 2915 psychotherapists from 12 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Great Britain, Serbia, Spain, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and Switzerland) participated in this study. The participants completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Service Survey, the revised version of the Portrait Values Questionnaire, and a survey questionnaire on sociodemographic, work-related factors and the COVID-19 related distress. In general, the lowest mean level of burnout was noted for Romania, whereas the highest mean burnout intensity was reported for Cyprus. Multilevel analysis revealed that burnout at the individual level was negatively related to self-transcendence and openness-to-change but positively related to self-enhancement and conservation values. However, no significant effects on any values were observed at the country

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Reports
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 2045-2322
Funders: New Ideas of POB V project implemented within the scope of the "Excellence Initiative—Research University" Program, by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland (number PSP: 501-D125-20-5004310).
Depositing User: J Omylinska-Thurston
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2022 08:21
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 08:04
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/64536

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