Author (s): Bilotserkivska Yu.O., Mostova T.O., Shaida O.H.

Work place:

Bilotserkivska Yu.O.,

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Pedagogy, Methodology and Management of Education,

Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy

(University St., Kharkiv, 61003, Ukraine,

e-mail: bilotcerkivcka@gmail.com)

ORCID 0000-0002-3281-0214;


Mostova T.O.,

senior teacher of the Department of Psychology,

Melitopol State Pedagogical University named after B. Khmelnytskyi

(Hetmanska St., 20, Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, 72300, Ukraine,

e-mail: tetiana.mostova@mspu.edu.ua)

ORCID: 0000-0002-6555-0367;


Shaida O.H.,

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of General Psychology,

Donbass State Pedagogical University

(Batyuka St., 17, Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, 84116, Ukraine,

e-mail: ordnas876111@gmail.com)

ORCID: 0000-0003-4750-6802


Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2023. № 2 (11): 40–51



The article presents the results of a theoretical analysis and an empirical study of the peculiarities of the relationship between emotional burnout and the phenomenon of envy among education workers. Psychophysical, emotional, intellectual, behavioral, socio-psychological symptoms of emotional burnout are distinguished. Its development is related both to external factors of the environment and the organization of activities, and to personal characteristics. Envy is a complex psychological phenomenon that is a mechanism of destructive behavior. Having a number of positive functions, envy is mostly interpreted as a negative feeling in society. Envy is determined by the lack of internal worldview and psychological balance, harmony. It occurs in dependent, insecure individuals with problematic self-esteem and a history of psychological trauma.

The purpose of the study is to determine the characteristics of the relationship between emotional burnout and the phenomenon of envy among employees of higher education institutions.

Scientific novelty. It was found that subjects with the “Envy-hostile” type have less pronounced symptoms of emotional burnout. They expect a more positive attitude from others, are self-confident, have self-acceptance and self-sympathy, and less self-blame. Subjects with the “Envy-distrust” type are characterized by a certain degree of hostility to their own “I”, self-rejection, emphasis on their own shortcomings, inadequate self-esteem and readiness for self-blame, reduced self-interest, expectation of a positive attitude towards them from those around them, and a decrease in self-control. Psychological characteristics of people with different types of envy are one of the factors that influence the development of emotional burnout among employees of higher education institutions, since the attitude towards oneself and the world determines the mental and emotional state of the individual.

Conclusions. The results obtained in the study confirmed the proposed hypothesis, namely the assumption that employees of higher education institutions diagnosed with a high level of envy-mistrust are more prone to the development of emotional burnout than employees with pronounced envy-hostility.

Key words: emotional burnout, envy, employees of educational institutions.


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