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Features of the psychological stability of the individual and the manifestation of the phenomenon of emotional burnout of employees of the penitentiary system in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Yaroshenko Еlena Igorevna, Saratov State University

The article is devoted to an empirical study of the socio-psychological aspects of the problem of emotional burnout and psychological stability of employees of penitentiary institutions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The relevance of studying the problem is due to the fact that the requirements for employees of the penal system have increased in connection with the spread of a new coronavirus infection and the workload on staff has increased due to the tightening of sanitary and epidemiological requirements for working conditions. The article reveals the difficulties faced by employees of the penitentiary system in their professional activities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this empirical study is to establish the current level of emotional burnout and emotional stability of employees of the penitentiary system in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the study of the emotional reactions of employees, indicators of anxiety and the level of emotional burnout of the personality are presented. It was found that the higher the status of the position held by the employees of the penitentiary system is, the greater is the significance of the symptoms of emotional burnout. Recommendations are offered for the psychological service and the commanding staff of the penal system in order to increase the indicators of the emotional stability of the penitentiary officers. 

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