TITLE

IT'S GAME TIME : THE MASLACH BURNOUT INVENTORY MEASURES BURNOUT OF SPORTS JOURNALISTS

AUTHOR(S)
Reinardy, Scott
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly;Summer2006, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p397
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A survey (N = 236) of newspaper sports journalists utilized the Maslach Burnout Inventory to examine burnout of sports editors, sports writers, and desk personnel (copy editors and page designers). Overall, sports journalists suffer moderate rates of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization and have a high rate of personal accomplishment, which can be interpreted as a degree of job satisfaction. Sports editors suffer from a higher rate of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization than sports writers or desk personnel and have a lower rate of personal accomplishment. Younger, less experienced sports journalists working at smaller newspapers suffer a higher rate of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization.
ACCESSION #
22288430

 

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