One in ten suffers burnout

25th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

25 July 2005, VOORBURG – Since 2001, one in ten employees in the Netherlands has suffered burnout, according to a study by the Central Bureau of Statistics published on Monday.

25 July 2005

VOORBURG – Since 2001, one in ten employees in the Netherlands has suffered burnout, according to a study by the Central Bureau of Statistics published on Monday.

Men and women complain equally often of feeling exhausted by work.

Most complaints occur in the education and hospitality fields. They centre around overwork, limited opportunities for development and having little say in one’s own work activities.

From 2001 through 2004, the number of employees suffering burnout remained stable. At present it comes to approximately 700,000 of seven million working people.

In education, almost 14 percent of workers suffered burnout. In the hotel, restaurant and bar industry, 12 percent did.

The fewest complaints were heard in the financial sector, where 6 percent of people said they felt burnt out.

People under high pressure at work run the most risk of feeling burnt out. They are 3.4 times more likely to experience the problem than people under low pressure.

From 2001 to 2004, the CBS asked approximately 4,000 workers each year how often they felt emotionally drained, empty, tired in the morning, exhausted by work or ‘used up’.

Those who reported feeling this way regularly were considered to be suffering burnout.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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