Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)

Project Description

This project started in 2002 as the basic research for my thesis (in Clinical Psychology) on Burnout and Engagement among Clinical Psychologists in Flanders, Belgium. We studied both concepts of well being among the members of the Federation of Clinical Psychologists of Flanders. This year I am an postgrad student in Psychology in Leuven, Belgium (as a preparation for my PhD). This first semester (Oct 2003-Jan 2004) I'm repeating the Belgian reseach among clinical psychologists in Seville, Spain (the members of the Colegio de Psicólogos Clínicos Occidental), with help of the Universidad de Sevilla. I wrote an article on the first research together with my promotor and end of this acedemic year (as evaluation moment of my postgrad program as a student), I'm presenting the data of both research studies at the 5th Conference on Psycholohy and Health in Holland and also at a Conference in Malaga. Next year I would like to continue in this research field (in the doctorate program). Therefore an electronical version (both in Spanish and in Dutch) of my questionnaire would be very usefull. Last year we sent the questionnaires via mail and we put the data in an Excel file manually (next we analized the data with SPSS, so there is an existing codesystem for the Flemish version, which I would like to use for the Spanish one aswell). This year I'm continuing the research in an voluntary way, as a preparation for the Phd (so I'm looking for the easist and most professional way). Thank you very much, Barbara Lavrysen (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)

Project Abstract

The research program focusses on the antecedents of Burnout and Engagement among Clinical Psychologists in Belgium and Andalusia, Spain. We study the aspects of the work of clinical psychologists (case load, type and severity of the clients problems, worksetting,...), initial expectations towards this work, quality of the therapeutic relationship and jobcharacteristics (autonomy, skill discretion, job insecurity, social support, jobpressure,overcommitment...) in relation to burnout and its opposite, engagement. The data are studied with multivariate analysis in SPSS. An article with research findings will be published internationally.

Surveys released for this project:
Burnout and Engagement 177
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