Burnout syndrome and social support in Greek nursing professionals
Theofilou Paraskevi, Eleni Rousta, Dimitrios Alefragkis, Sofia Zyga, Foteini Tzavella, Maria Tsironi, Victoria Alikari
Introduction: Several studies have shown that nursing professional is one of the groups at risk of suffering high level of burnout syndrome. Social support has a positive impact on their overall wellbeing. The aim of the study was to investigate burnout syndrome and social support in Greek nursing professionals and if social support affects burnout levels.
Material and Method: A sample of 125 nurses was recruited from hospitals in the broader area of Athens and all over Greece. Measurements will be conducted with the following instruments: the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) for measuring burnout and social support, respectively.
Results: The analysis of the measurements indicates that nursing professionals experience high levels of burnout syndrome but there is no significant correlation with social support in the majority of the nursing staff.
Conclusion: The debilitating project and numerous hours of work are additionally highlighted in this study, where many medical attendants take note that they feel rationally depleted by their work. Social support plays an important role in health but in our study, the correlation among them is rejected, so it would be interesting to carry out further studies.
Theofilou Paraskevi, Eleni Rousta, Dimitrios Alefragkis, Sofia Zyga, Foteini Tzavella, Maria Tsironi, Victoria Alikari. Burnout syndrome and social support in Greek nursing professionals. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2020;3(1):18-23. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2020.v3.i1a.74