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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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In the Adult ICU, most of the married professionals, with children, a CLT work contract, working 12/36 hours, secondary school and had high depersonalization standards were nursing technicians.
1997) was used to measure teachers' subjective level of general burnout with teaching along three dimensions: emotional exhaustion (nine items), depersonalization (five items), and personal accomplishment (eight items).
An individual who experiences depersonalization withdraws from humanistic behaviors and exhibits a sarcastic, cynical, rigid, insensitive, and indifferent attitude.
Burnout is psychological process of cognitive and emotional deterioration that occurs under conditions of persistent chronic stress and manifest itself in the form of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and decreased motivation and output.
On the other hand, other studies with contradicting results have indicated that age, gender, marital status, education level, income, family structure, childbearing status, employment duration, satisfaction with wages, shift work, daily and monthly working hours, overtime work, and workplace relationships are associated with the Emotional Exhaustion and Depersonalization sub-dimensions of MBI (2-4, 9, 17-26).
All questions are divided into three sub-scales which are used as indicators for assessing the degree of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal satisfaction.
In terms of work experience and job burnout, a significant association was observed (the p-values for emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and perceived lack of personal achievement were, respectively, 0.
Scores at the upper end of the Emotional Exhaustion and Depersonalization subscales indicate higher levels of burnout; however, higher levels of burnout in the Reduced Personal Accomplishment subscale are indicated by scores at the lower end (Maslach & Jackson, 1981).
Is there a difference in emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment between CITs who participate in a wellness intervention in group supervision compared with a control group, as measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS; Maslach & Jackson, 1996)?
Burnout is a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and lack of personal accomplishments, making it a multi-dimensional construct (Maslach and Jackson, 1985).
Depersonalization is considered a dysfunctional coping and those software professionals who are not able to balance the work stressors will exhibit a tendency to distance themselves from job.
Tools collecting data are 1--demographic form (1) consisted of 14 questions for determining validity 2--Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) include 22 questions in 3 dimensions of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment.