Burnout in Ministry

Here is a collection of articles that appeared in the The North Carolina Christian Advocate in 1999 and 2000. The thirteen articles are basically a birds-eye view of my dissertation and graduate work at the University of Maryland. At the time of my dissertation (1995), I was one of a handful of persons that were dealing with burnout among clergy from a social science perspective and the use of quantitative data.  I have spoken and led workshops for over a decade on this topic. The basic findings of the research are still relevant and have not changed substantially since then.

It is my plan to begin writing again on burnout among ministry leaders and to develop some resources that will be helpful to the Church and its clergy and lay staff.

If you would like to get a copy of the entire dissertation, you can obtain it from:
UMI’s Dissertation Express

THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF LEISURE ATTITUDE, LEISURE SATISFACTION, LEISURE BEHAVIOR, INTRINSIC MOTIVATION AND BURNOUT AMONG CLERGY.
by STANTON-RICH, HOWARD MICHAEL. 9622157 (UMI#)

If you would like to get a look at the statistics and methodology in a more condensed view, you can find it in:

Howard M. Stanton-Rich and Seppo E. Iso-Ahola
Burnout and Leisure
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
No. 21, November 1-15, 1998 (p. 1931)

(Note: Stanton-Rich was my official name from 1985-2006.  You may find other citations of my work under that name during that time period.  I returned to my birthname in June 2006.)

The Leisure-Burnout Connection

I Resolve…

Really, What is Leisure?

Leisure Satisfaction

Personal Accomplishment and Burnout

Are You Intrinsically Motivated?

Age and Longevity as Burnout Prevention

Vacation Planning

Stress and the New Appointment

Positive Leisure Patterns from the Start

Some Administrative Steps for Healthy Clergy

Holiday Stress

Another Look at Holiday Stress

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