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Exploring Burnout in Australia's Landcare Program: A Case Study in the Shepparton Region


Byron, I and Curtin, A and Lockwood, M, Exploring Burnout in Australia's Landcare Program: A Case Study in the Shepparton Region, Society and Natural Resources, 14, (10) pp. 901-910. ISSN 0894-1920 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/089419201753242805


The community Landcare program represents an important element of Australia's approach to sustainable development. However, there is increased concern about burnout in volunteer Landcare participants. Until now, investigations of burnout in Landcare had largely failed to draw on international literature relating to the burnout concept. This article reviews findings from a regional case study of Landcare participants that used a modified version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). Survey findings demonstrated that the modified version of the MBI was valid and reliable. A small proportion of individuals were experiencing high levels of burnout, and results indicate considerable potential for burnout to increase.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lockwood, M (Associate Professor Michael Lockwood)
ID Code:33863
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2005-07-21
Last Modified:2010-06-15

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