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Valentina Barabanschikova1, ksana Klimova1, Artem Kovalev1, Galina Men'shikova1
  • 1 Lomonosov Moscow Sate University, 11/9 Mokhovaya st., Moscow 125009, Russian Federation

The using of eye movements parameters in burnout syndrome diagnostic

2019. Vol. 9. No. 4. P. 18–29 [issue contents]
The study of the reasons and mechanisms of development of professional deformationsis one of the actual and important tasks of organizational psychology. Purpose. The purpose of thisstudy was to study the possibility of using the parameters of eye movements to assess the severityof professional deformations on the example of burnout syndrome. Design. 34 figure skaters tookpart in the experiments. The study consisted of two experimental series. In the first part, 32 matrices consisting of four photographs were used as stimuli. Each such matrix contained one neutral image andimages of the types “Training”, “Rewarding” and “Injury” and was displayed for five sec. In the second part, subjects were presented with texts of negative, positive and neutral content. Some of the texts contained grammatical errors and the task of the subjects was to find such errors. Eye movements were recorded with the eye tracking system SMI RED 120. All subjects pre-filled out a questionnaire aimed at assessing the severity of burnout syndrome — Maslach Burnout Inventory. Finding. The results found some relationships between the severity of burnout symptoms such as “Reduction of personal achievements” and “Depersonalization” and the parameters of eye movements. Participants of the group “Reduction of personal achievements” when reading texts with negative content made lesslong-term fixations on negative words, as well as less fixation on images such as “Rewarding”. Thus they demonstrated an avoidance strategy. The “Depersonalization” group avoided positive texts and images with type “Training”. The value of results. Thus, using the parameters of eye movements, an objective assessment of the distribution of attention of the subjects was carried out when presenting stimuli relevant to the content of the symptoms of emotional burnout. The use of different types of stimuli allowed to establish qualitative differences in the severity of different symptoms of burnout syndrome.

Citation: Barabanschikova V., Klimova k., Kovalev A., Men'shikova G. (2019) Ispol'zovanie parametrov glazodvigatel'noy aktivnosti v diagnostike sindroma emotsional'nogo vygoraniya [The using of eye movements parameters in burnout syndrome diagnostic]. Organizacionnaâ psihologiâ (Organizational Psychology), vol. 9, no 4, pp. 18-29 (in Russian)
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