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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

versión On-line ISSN 1989-7790versión impresa ISSN 0465-546X


GARCIA BARQUERO, Ignacio; GALVEZ HERRER, Macarena  y  RODRIGUEZ MUNOZ, Alfredo. Professional Life Quality and Burnout Among Substance Abuse Technicians: A Comparative Analysis with other Professional Groups. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2009, vol.55, n.217, pp.12-26. ISSN 1989-7790.

Introduction: It is widely known that employees' job satisfaction and well-being is related to its productivity and quality of work. In the case of drug dependence technicians, existing research about its professional quality of life is scarce, being this a group exposed to several job stressors linked to emotional workload, patients, work team, etc. Aim: The main purpose is to analyze the relationship between professional quality of life and burnout in drug dependence technicians, compared to other sanitary and no sanitary professionals groups. Material and method: A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in a sample of 233. 33% (n =77) are workers of drug dependence sector, 79 subjects work at sanitary area, and the rest of the sample (n =77) are general working population. All participants completed anonymously the Professional Quality of Life Questionnaire and the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Results and conclusions: Drug dependence professionals showed lower professional quality of life scores and higher of burnout than other groups. Several aspects of professional quality of life such as workload, intrinsic motivation, and supervisor support showed a main effect on burnout, confirming its importance in preventing burnout.

Palabras clave : Professional quality of life; Burnout; Drug dependence technicians.

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