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Loss of the sense of one's identity or of reality concerning the self.



a disturbance of the consciousness of self, a feeling of alteration of the ego.

Depersonalization is a symptom of several mental illnesses (schizophrenia, cyclothymia, psychasthenia, epilepsy). It is manifested by a feeling of the personality’s loss of unity of self, a split in the personality, and estrangement from one’s own thoughts and actions; it is usually combined with de-realization. Therapy for depersonalization involves treatment of the primary disease.

Depersonalization also refers to standardization of the human being by the conditions of life in contemporary capitalist society and so-called mass bourgeois culture.

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Five studies reported teacher age as negatively correlated with burnout, meaning older teachers experienced less emotional exhaustion and depersonalization while having greater personal accomplishment (Banks & Necco, 1990; Carlson & Thompson, 1995; Crane & Iwanicki, 1986; Weber & Toffler, 1989, Zabel & Zabel, 1983).
Further, this study showed that there is no significant correlation between emotional intelligence and depersonalization which is not consistent with Farmer [7] and Zaph's [19] findings, but consistent with Froese's findings (Froese, 2009) (r = 0.
H1a: Burnout development among software professionals follows a sequence wherein Depersonalization leads to reduced Personal Accomplishment and reduced Personal Accomplishment leads to Emotional Exhaustion.
Also Arera and Ebrit (1991) in their research reached the conclusion that supervisors of higher levels have experienced job burnout in dimensions of depersonalization and lack of personal accomplishment, the main reason of which has been ambiguity in role, and un-harmonized organizational policies.
A detachment or emotional callousness toward clients and others indicates depersonalization, the interpersonal component.
By influencing these factors, nursing management can also influence the levels of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of personal accomplishment that employee's experience, which contribute to burnout (Leiter & Spence Laschinger, 2006).
For instance, supervisory and colleague support was related to less emotional exhaustion and depersonalization and a greater sense of personal accomplishment among school counselors (Yildirim, 2008) and counselors in correctional settings (Dozier, 2010).
The MBI is composed of three subscales corresponding to the three dimensions of burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and lack of sense of personal accomplishment).
7) Some other research findings shows correlations among burnout and contributory factors at working place, for example--working longer hours, lower job satisfaction, and shorter time in the current job independently increased the risk of high emotional exhaustion, working longer hours and lower job satisfaction independently increased the risk of high depersonalization, longer time in the same job increased the risk of low Personal Accomplishment.
Connections with others and self have been compromised by smart devices, unsatisfying employment, and more, so it's refreshing to see dozens of strategies, personal stories, and inspirational quotes designed to offset the depersonalization effects of modern times.
Depersonalization involves a dehumanized and impersonal view of others and treating them like objects rather than people.
Embracing an amalgam of styles, theories, and methods--including Symbolism, geometry, and the depersonalization of the artist--Van Kerckhoven appeared here as a Futurist feminist, engaged as much in new media as in the new visual systems and regimes from which these new technologies emerged.