• H. А. Ridkodubska Khmelnitsky National University
Keywords: professional burnout, social workers, prevention of “professional burnout”, methodical recommendations to social workers, diagnosis of “professional burnout”


The article considers the main approaches to the concept of “professional burnout” and analyzes the data of an empirical study conducted in Khmelnytsky with social workers in order to identify symptoms of “professional burnout”. Analysis of scientific works shows that the syndrome of “professional burnout” is devoted to a large number of studies as domestic and foreign scientists. The works analyze both the structural elements of the origin and appearance of the syndrome, and its main components. However, the current lack of a system for dealing with burnout of social workers remains relevant and uncertain. Only since 2001 has the WHO recognized burnout as a problem. The main symptoms of “professional burnout” are analyzed and the causes of this negative phenomenon are systematized. The article analyzes the results of empirical research conducted in Khmelnytsky with social workers. Empirical research was conducted using the following methods: “Assessment of occupational stress” (questionnaire byK. Weissman), “Professional burnout” (questionnaire by N. Vodopyanov) and Methods of diagnosis of emotional burnout (author V. Boyko). The results prove the relevance and relevance of the work performed. In the first place, the respondents found emotional burnout of social workers in the city of Khmelnytsky, the reduction is in the second place in the manifestations of “professional burnout” of social workers, in the third place – depersonalization. Within the article, the author offers guidelines for reducing the risk of “burnout” and minimizing the symptoms of this problem. The following forms of work are proposed to overcome the “professional burnout” of social workers: the inclusion of elements of team building, psychological workshops on the development of professional mobility, the inclusion of various tasks for living space, time management and rapid relocation from one activity to another, constant improvement of the level of professional qualification, self-education, all these are the best ways to reduce the manifestations of «professional burnout».


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How to Cite
RidkodubskaH. А. (2020). PROFESSIONAL BURNING OUT OF SOCIAL WORKERS. Bulletin of Zaporizhzhia National University. Pedagogical Sciences, (1), 266-271. Retrieved from