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Asgharnejad farid A, Tamannaeifar S, Zenozian S, Esrafilian F. The comparison of job burnout, alexithymia, religion orientation and somatic symptoms in awards and other jobs. ioh. 2014; 11 (4) :67-77
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1014-en.html
Tehran University of Medical Sciences , sh-tamannaeifar@farabi.tums.ac.ir
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  Background and aims: since some jobs induce more job burn out and increase physical and mental problems and decrease productivity, the aim of this study was to examine job burnout, somatic symptoms, alexithymia and religion orientation in Tehran and related towns wards and compare with other jobs as control group.

  Method : in this cross-sectional study, 427people (200 people were award and 227 people in other jobs) was selected by available sampling. Data collected by Allport religion orientation, Toronto alexithymia scale, somatic symptoms scale, Maslach burnout inventory and demographic questionnaire and analyzed by independent t-test, Pearson correlation and variance analyses.

  Results: there was significant differences between job burnout and somatic symptoms and alexithymia in awards and other jobs (p=0/002).but significant differences were not observed for internal and external religion orientation in two groups. On the other hand, there was significant relation between job burn out and alexithymia (p=0.018). Conclusion: Due to importance of alexithymia and somatic symptoms in job burn out, it will be useful to improve interventions which consider these issues.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Job Exhaustion
Received: 2013/07/16 | Accepted: 2014/03/10 | Published: 2014/11/22

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