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An exploratory analysis of racial factors in staff burnout among assertive community treatment workers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11419517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined racial differences in burnout among case managers working with people with severe mental illness, using the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Compared to Caucasians, African Americans reported significantly less Emotional Exhaustion and Depersonalization, but did not differ on levels of Personal Accomplishment. These differences could not be explained by geographic location or perceptions of the work environment; however, age accounted for group differences in Depersonalization. Racial incongruence with caseload appeared to be one factor in burnout, particularly for Emotional Exhaustion. Race of both staff and clients may be important to consider in understanding staff burnout.
M P Salyers; G R Bond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Community mental health journal     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0010-3853     ISO Abbreviation:  Community Ment Health J     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-22     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005735     Medline TA:  Community Ment Health J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-404     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis 46202-3275, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group*
Burnout, Professional / ethnology*
Case Management*
Community Mental Health Services / manpower*
European Continental Ancestry Group*
Health Personnel / psychology*
Patient Care Team
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Social Work, Psychiatric / manpower
Grant Support
00842//PHS HHS

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