Definition of stress

Burnout is a special case of stress experience that is related to work and work outcomes. Burnout is described as a stress response that results in negative work related attitudes and behaviors (Schaufeli & Enzman, 1998). Maslach, Jackson and Leiter (1996) extended the definition of burnout which they operationalized in the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). They stressed that burnout is a psychological phenomenon that occurs in healthy people. It is a state of emotion- 5 Introduction to survey of Swedish lawyers – 2017 al exhaustion and depersonalization that results in reduced personal accomplishment (Maslach, Jackson & Leiter, 1996; Schutte, Toppinen, Kalimo, & Schaufeli, 2000).