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SILVA PERALTA, Yamila Fernanda. Bibliometric study about voluntary workers’ engagement and burnout from researches published in EBSCO HOST. liber. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.2, pp.155-165. ISSN 1729-4827.

The objective is to obtain a first descriptive-bibliometric approach about engagement and burnout in voluntary workers focalizing in size, growth, distribution of documents, authors social structure and thematic content. The sample was conformed by 104 scientific documents from EBSCO Host data bases portal between 1983 and 2010. There were used simple descriptive stadistics for data analyses. It is a study field which productivity grows since the last 5 years. The 70% of the found publications are peer-reviewed documents. There are dispersion, reduced continuity and collaboration between authors. More than 450 different subjects were found, they are concentrated in the categories: stress, volunteering, psychosocial factors, community engagement, politic participation, prevention, control and motivation.

Keywords : Bibliometric Study; Engagement; Burnout.

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