What is it about?
We examined the relationship between burnout and depression in three different samples, one in France and two in the U.S., using three different sets of burnout scales and two different depression scales. We controlled for content overlap in the scales and used a statistical procedure to control for measurement error. We found very high correlations between exhaustion, the core of burnout, and depressive symptoms. The correlations were high enough to suggest that the scales are measuring depression on a continuum, with scores at the high end of the continuum reflecting clinical depression.
Photo by Sebastian Herrmann on Unsplash
Why is it important?
We recommend that occupational health specialists focus on depression rather than burnout to more effectively identify and help suffering workers.
Read the Original
This page is a summary of: Inquiry into the correlation between burnout and depression., Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, April 2019, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/ocp0000151.
You can read the full text:
The following have contributed to this page