Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105680
Title:
Stress and burnout in libraries & information centers
Author:
Siamian, Hasan; Shahrabi, Afsaneh; Vahedi, M.; Abbsai Rad, Abdol Majid; Cherati, Jamshid Yazdani
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
Stress and burnout in libraries & information centers 2006, :263-268
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105680
Submitted date:
2007-05-24
Abstract:
Stress has been variously defined by popular sources and researchers. A useful construct positions stress and burnout on continuum. In recent years, psychologists have become interested in the study on phenomenon known as, burnout. Burnout is an occupational stress. In organizations, different factors cause stress. One of the immediate outcomes of psychological stress is phenomenon of burn out. Some of the causing agents of burn out, of burn out are presence of severe and improper working condition at organization, improper leadership style practices in the organization and marital status. In this regard, due to development of new technology, information explosion, reduction of finance, lack of professional staff, immediate change at execute posts, specially chiefs of libraries and not using trained librarians caused which stress on the library staff which is followed by reduction of performance, job change, interferences (frustration), pre-term retirement, frequent lack of illness, burnout syndrome, consequently, in search of jobs and having official and executives roles. When there is no job stress for the librarians, they can do these most effort, stress free environment, would result in the acceleration of performance and efficacy. In this condition, proper management can no irradiate burnout. Material and Methods: This research designed and performed for the librarians employed in the libraries affiliated to Mazandaran and Babol Medical Sciences in Mazandaran Province in the North of Iran. Data were collected in the questionnaire designed for different questions. Results: 19 people were married and 11 people unmarried. Most of the participants had bachelor degree holder and 14 permanent (official elopement) employed. It is note worthy that 53.3 % of participants suffered stress (burnout). Since this study is going on, in case of acceptance the results will submit later, with detail and completed. Very little, however, has been done to measure the effectiveness of these remedies in preventing, improving, or eliminating the problem of burnout in these professionals. Conclusion: There is growing research supporting the existence of burnout among academic librarians. Many suggestions to prevent, or remedy, this condition in librarians, some of them addressed specifically to help the academic librarians, have been considered and appear promising. Proffered solutions are targeted at both the individual level, and at a level deemed more effective by most researchers, the organizational level, which includes the broadest level, that of society itself. Very little, however, has been done to measure the effectiveness of these remedies in preventing, improving, or eliminating the problem of burnout in these professionals.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Psychology; Management
Local subject classification:
Stress; Burnout; Library profession; Working conditions

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSiamian, Hasanen_US
dc.contributor.authorShahrabi, Afsanehen_US
dc.contributor.authorVahedi, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAbbsai Rad, Abdol Majiden_US
dc.contributor.authorCherati, Jamshid Yazdanien_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-24T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:31:46Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-24en_US
dc.identifier.citationStress and burnout in libraries & information centers 2006, :263-268en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105680-
dc.description.abstractStress has been variously defined by popular sources and researchers. A useful construct positions stress and burnout on continuum. In recent years, psychologists have become interested in the study on phenomenon known as, burnout. Burnout is an occupational stress. In organizations, different factors cause stress. One of the immediate outcomes of psychological stress is phenomenon of burn out. Some of the causing agents of burn out, of burn out are presence of severe and improper working condition at organization, improper leadership style practices in the organization and marital status. In this regard, due to development of new technology, information explosion, reduction of finance, lack of professional staff, immediate change at execute posts, specially chiefs of libraries and not using trained librarians caused which stress on the library staff which is followed by reduction of performance, job change, interferences (frustration), pre-term retirement, frequent lack of illness, burnout syndrome, consequently, in search of jobs and having official and executives roles. When there is no job stress for the librarians, they can do these most effort, stress free environment, would result in the acceleration of performance and efficacy. In this condition, proper management can no irradiate burnout. Material and Methods: This research designed and performed for the librarians employed in the libraries affiliated to Mazandaran and Babol Medical Sciences in Mazandaran Province in the North of Iran. Data were collected in the questionnaire designed for different questions. Results: 19 people were married and 11 people unmarried. Most of the participants had bachelor degree holder and 14 permanent (official elopement) employed. It is note worthy that 53.3 % of participants suffered stress (burnout). Since this study is going on, in case of acceptance the results will submit later, with detail and completed. Very little, however, has been done to measure the effectiveness of these remedies in preventing, improving, or eliminating the problem of burnout in these professionals. Conclusion: There is growing research supporting the existence of burnout among academic librarians. Many suggestions to prevent, or remedy, this condition in librarians, some of them addressed specifically to help the academic librarians, have been considered and appear promising. Proffered solutions are targeted at both the individual level, and at a level deemed more effective by most researchers, the organizational level, which includes the broadest level, that of society itself. Very little, however, has been done to measure the effectiveness of these remedies in preventing, improving, or eliminating the problem of burnout in these professionals.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subject.otherStressen_US
dc.subject.otherBurnouten_US
dc.subject.otherLibrary professionen_US
dc.subject.otherWorking conditionsen_US
dc.titleStress and burnout in libraries & information centersen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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