The characteristics of the Burnout syndrome, make it in a disorder that apart of affecting the life quality, the job and educational performance, could be also associated to the development of other psychological pathologies such as anxiety, addictions and depressive symptoms at different magnitudes. Recent researches have reported that public educational establishments are considered as a focus of high vulnerability by professionals who work in education, mainly for the working conditions that they have to face everyday, in a place of growing demands for a better educational quality. Objective: To describe the presence of SB and depressive symptomatology (SPD) in teachers who work in public schools located in Santiago, and at the same time to link both psychological categories through an analysis of correlation. Subjects: 60 teachers participated, (30 women and 30 men) to which it was applied the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Results: The results show a high coefficient of correlation (R=0.85) between both variables. However, it was impossible to find significant differences between the type of teaching (primary or secondary) and the presence of SDP and SB. Discussion: It is suggested to analyze the characteristics of organizational context of schools, to study the coping styles, self efficacy, self esteem, social support, etc.
Burnout, depressive symptomatology, teaching methods, coping styles, self-esteem, self-efficacy, social support, quality of life.
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