Author (s): Ilina Yu.Yu., Kobylnik L.M., Kukhar T.V.  

Work place:

Ilina Yu.Yu.,

PhD in Biology, Associate Professor,

Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology of

Activity in Special Conditions,

National University of Civil Defense of Ukraine

(Chernyshevska St. 94, Kharkiv, 61023, Ukraine

email: julija.illina@gmail.com);


Kobylnik L.M.,

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the

Department of Psychology,

Melitopol State Pedagogical University named after Bohdan Khmelnitsky (Lyutneva St. fl.35, 225, Melitopol, 72316, Ukraine,)

e-mail: liliia_kobylnik@mdpu.org.ua

ORCID: 0000-0003-4353-4769;


Kukhar T.V.,

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor,

Associate Professor of the

Department of Psychology,

Penitentiary Academy of Ukraine

(Honcha St. 34, Chernihiv, 14000, Ukraine,)

e-mail: tatyanakukhar@ukr.net)

ORCID: 0000-0002-7021-7091


Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2024. № 1 (12): 141–153



The article presents the results of a theoretical analysis and an empirical study of the features of the relationship between emotional burnout and suicidal risk in military personnel. The analysis of the psychological literature on the problem showed that the activities of the military take place in special, extreme conditions associated with a threat to people’s lives and health. It makes higher demands on the personality of the military man, his moral-willed, emotional, intellectual qualities, which creates an increased load on the specialist’s adaptive systems. Over time, there is an accumulation of negative states, which leads to the development of various professional deformations and destructions. One of the manifestations is the syndrome of emotional burnout, the consequence of which can be the appearance of suicidal thoughts and behavior.

The purpose of the study is to determine the characteristics of the relationship between emotional burnout and suicidal risk in military personnel.

Scientific novelty. The conducted research revealed that all symptoms of emotional burnout in military personnel are in the stage of formation. Among suicidal motivation, the most pronounced complexes are: anesthetic, anemic, altruistic and autopunitive. The least pronounced are instrumental and heteropunitic. The most pronounced anti-suicidal motivational complexes are: final uncertainty, ethical complex, moral and salutary. The least expressed are aesthetic, narcissistic and religious. The most pronounced diagnostic concepts of suicidal risk are: anti-suicidal factor, demonstrativeness, social pessimism and maximalism. The least pronounced is the breaking of cultural barriers.

Conclusions. The analysis of the features of the relationship between emotional burnout and suicidal risk showed that the formation of emotional burnout syndrome significantly increases the level of suicidal risk in military personnel. Psychologists need to develop effective means of preventing emotional burnout in military personnel.

Key words: emotional burnout, autoaggressive behavior, suicidal behavior, military personnel.


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