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Emotional Burnout of Medical Workers in the Treatment of COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Dynamics of Work Motivation

Student: Tatyana Golembiovskaya

Supervisor: Aleksandr Vecherin

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Psychology (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2021

The work is devoted to the study of emotional burnout in medical workers during the treatment of patients with COVID-19. The relationship between emotional burnout and changes in work motivation is analyzed. A questionnaire was prepared and responses were received from 55 respondents. The statistical significance of the influence of emotional burnout on various types of motivation is investigated. A number of coping strategies used by doctors and junior medical staff to counteract emotional burnout are also considered. The work is devoted to the study of emotional burnout in medical workers during the treatment of patients with COVID-19. The relationship between emotional burnout and changes in work motivation is analyzed. A questionnaire was prepared and 55 respondents were received. The statistical significance of the influence of emotional burnout on various types of motivation is investigated. A number of coping strategies used by doctors and junior medical staff to counteract emotional burnout are also considered. The study showed that the level of burnout among health workers increased with the arrival of the pandemic. Emotional exhaustion increased the most after COVID-19, while depersonalization increased the least. The level of perceived professional success has not changed. Only the level of external regulation significantly increased, and there were no changes in other types of motivation with the arrival of the pandemic. Burnout syndrome in COVID-19 had a more negative impact on the dynamics of internal, integrated, and identified motivation. Burnout did not lead to a positive dynamics of introjected motivation, but rather negatively affected it. Burnout had no effect on the change in external motivation, but only a slightly positive effect on the dynamics of amotivation. Coping strategies did not have a significant impact on burnout, according to the results of this study.

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