Causes of burnout

It was already stated that burnout is syndrome that describes a specific work-related state of mind. It is therefore not surprising that its development is caused by organizational and work specific characteristics and not by personality traits (Maslach & Leiter, 1999; Schaufeli & Enzman, 1998) but it could be potentially enhanced by age, gender and education level (Maslach & Leiter, 1999).