Burnout as a Selected Aspect Affecting the Work Performance of a Social Worker

  • Lenka Lachytová The College of International Business ISM Slovakia in Prešov
  • Peter Kalanin St. Elizabeth College of Health and Social Work in Bratislava
Keywords: burnout, social worker, work performance, prevention


The aim of the empirical study is to identify the symptoms and the preventive measures
of social workers' burnout, according to correlations of age, level of education, professional
experience, length and the site of occupation.
Design study. The study was carried out (from February to May 2016) on 49 respondents, social
workers, by deliberate choice of typology: former colleagues currently working in NGOs of Košice
and Prešov regions, with who we had participated in various projects providing general-utility
services. The Inventory of Burnout Symptom by T. and J. Tošner was used for processing the
collected data. The completion of this study is the correct implementation of innovative advanced
technologies forming a part of the culture of the organization with clearly named functions and
duties of the individual members of the working team

How to Cite
LachytováL. and KalaninP. 2016. Burnout as a Selected Aspect Affecting the Work Performance of a Social Worker. Journal of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University. 3, 2-3 (Dec. 2016), 50-57. DOI:https://doi.org/10.15330/jpnu.3.2-3.50-57.