Burnout e significados atribuídos ao trabalho em professores do ensino primário ao ensino secundário

  • Maria José Oliveira do Carmo (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The relationship that human beings stablishes with work and its consequences has beenincreasingly valued by the social sciences. Thus, particularly, Work and OrganizationalPsychology, focuses in this issue, seeking to relate work and the factos that result from it.Therefore, the present investigation studies Burnout and Given Meanings to Work,underlining that the way we experience work reflects problems such as Burnout, changingthe given meaning to work.In this study, counted with 367 individuals, with ages comprised between 24 and 65(M=44.777, DP=8.697), who answered to Oldenburg Burnout Inventory OLBI)(Demerouti, 1999; portuguese validation, Sinval, Queirós, Pasian & Marôco, 2019),Meanings Assigned to Work Scale (MATWS) (Gonçalves & Coimbra, 2003) and asociodemographic questionnaire. Results showed that Burnout can be related to gender,years of service, and it’s not related with variables such as marital status, number ofchildren, sector of activity and teaching cycle, which revealed to be insignificant. On theother hand, MATWS, has show no link with gender, however it is associated with ageand highlights differences in the years of experience and in the employment relationshipin terms of the negative dimension of work. Burnout and MATWS correlate with eachother in some dimensions.No previous studies were found that previously integrated the two themes, which revealedrelevance in the study of their connection, within the teaching scope. However, in thefuture, the themes may be studied in different populations.
Date of Award8 Mar 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorRicardo Peixoto (Supervisor)


  • Burnout
  • Meanings given to work
  • Teachers
  • Teaching
  • Work and organizational psychology


  • Mestrado em Psicologia do Trabalho e das Organizações

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