Age as a Risk Factor for Burnout Syndrome in Nursing Professionals: A Meta‐Analytic Study

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Burnout syndrome is a psychological disorder that affects an increasing number of professions, and nurses are among those at highest risk. In efforts to identify nurses at risk for burnout in order to target prevention programs, studies of age as a risk factor have produced conflicting results. This meta‐analysis was focused on determining an overall effect size of the relationship between age and burnout syndrome in nursing professionals and whether there were any moderators that strengthened or weakened a relationship between age and burnout.
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