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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

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JIMENEZ BARRERO, Eleonora; CAICEDO MORENO, Solanlly; JOVEN ARIAS, Rubén Edgar  and  PULIDO GIL, Julia Angélica. Psychosocial risk factors and burnout syndrome in workers of a recreation and entertainment organization for children in Bogotá D.C.. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2015, vol.47, n.1, pp.47-60. ISSN 0121-0807.

Introduction: Current work demands, long working hours, social pressure, among others, can cause negative effects on workers such depression, anxiety, sleep problems, stress, little motivation and job instability. Objective: To characterize psychosocial risk factors and Burnout syndrome among employees of a recreation and entertainment organization for children in Bogota D.C. Methodology: Semicuantiative study. The Socio-demographic Profile Data Questionnaire for Assessing Non-occupational Factors and Working Risk designed and validated for Colombia by Colombian Ministry of Labour and the Gil Monte Assessment Questionnaire of Working Burnout Syndrome (CESQT) were applied to 72 workers. Frequency distributions were proposed for different factors and variables were analyzed with Epi-Info. Results: 56% of respondents perceived very high and high level of risks at work. Related to non-occupational level, 71% of workers reported very high and high risk; 72% identified home-work environment as the one with highest risk and displacement. According to CESQT total score, 16 interviewed workers are in high and critical risk. Conclusion: Bivariated analysis showed high psychosocial working risk and a very high one outside work, which are correlated with critical and high levels in the guilty scale (CESQT test) in 33% and 29% of respondents respectively.

Keywords : Psychosocial risk factors; Burnout Syndrome; Service sector - Children entertainment.

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