Everyone, at some point in their lives, faces with stress. Some individuals recognize it quickly enough, so they are able to make use of strategies to avoid suffering from the burnout syndrome, while others overlook early stress symptoms and do not notice what is happening with them until it is too late. They need help in overcoming the burnout in order to begin to live their lives again.
In the beginning of the thesis the work of a special and rehabilitation pedagogue is presented, the main focus is, however, on a burnout in general and at a work place, its symptoms and causes among individuals and teachers, specifically special and rehabilitation pedagogues. Some Slovenian and foreign researches on the topic have also been presented, as well as suggestions for preventing and treating the burnout syndromes which could be used by any individual.
The main purpose of my work was to identify the rate of the burnout syndrome among special and rehabilitation pedagogues in Slovene Carinthia and City Municipality of Velenje. The analysis results indicate that less than half of the participants show symptoms of a burnout. Despite the low participation rate, the results imply that the special pedagogues in this region of Slovenia tend to not be burnt out.