Living one’s life to the fullest or simply to just the average, can be quite draining. There are dozens of tasks each individual is subject to doing every single day just to function without any hiccups. In detail, these responsibilities could be simple household chores, daily tasks at work, or even spontaneous surprises that we have to deal with.

Indeed, doing all this by oneself can be a very taxing feat. Most find themselves either seeking help or taking up all the responsibilities on their own. This often leads to individuals experiencing incredibly high fatigue that could lead to Burnout Syndrome. Thus, Real Research launched a survey on Burnout Syndrome. Here are the results.


  • Respondents say prolonged stress is the strongest cause for Burnout Syndrome.
  • 23.79% say frontline hospitality employees are likely to experience Burnout Syndrome.
  • 21.89% say Generation Alpha experience Burnout Syndrome the most.

58.56% Have Experienced Burnout Syndrome Before

Burnout Syndrome is a state that many have unfortunately been subject to. It is a state where one feels overwhelmed and drained due to stress. Often, this is caused due to being overworked. It seems that 58.56% of Real Research’s respondents to the Burnout Syndrome survey have all experienced it.

Figure 1: The majority have experienced Burnout Syndrome

The survey goes on to ask the respondents what they think counts as a symptom of Burnout Syndrome. In fact, respondents chose the symptom they felt is the most serious. Here, the majority (22.52%) chose exhaustion even after getting an adequate amount of sleep. Following after, 16.65% say the quick feeling of annoyance and anger.

Likewise, 8.54% say deterioration in memory and concentration, 5.08% say severe mood swings, and 4.21% say life is not fun but rather depressing. Meanwhile, 1.18% say physical ailments, 0.83% say frustration, 0.51% say poor work performance, 0.47% say feeling sick always, and 0.40% avoid socializing.

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25.73% Believe Burnout Syndrome Is Caused by Prolonged Stress

On reasons behind what causes Burnout Syndrome, respondents say Prolonged stress is the biggest reason (25.73%). Similarly, 13.82% say excessive workload, 8.09% say striving for perfection. In addition, 5.31% say the loss of a loved one, 3.12% say insufficient breaks, 3.09% chose the development of the internet, and the rest are displayed below.

Figure 2: Top causes that lead to Burnout Syndrome

Next, the survey went on to ask the respondents their thoughts on which profession is most prone to Burnout Syndrome. In order, respondents chose, Frontline hospitality employees (23.79%), Nurse (10.76%), Physician (8.13%), Counsellor (4.56%), and Police officers (3.78%).

Going forth, they chose, Teacher (3.22%), Student (1.65%), Customer service agent (1.23%), Construction worker (0.96%), and Salesperson (0.90%). Lastly, they chose, Housewife (0.51%), Social worker (0.50%), CEO (0.48%), and Attorney (0.17%). 

Respondents Choose Which Generation Most Experiences Burnout Syndrome

32.42% say Baby Boomers are the most likely to experience Burnout Syndrome. Following that, 16.51% say Generation X, and 15.35% say Millennials. Meanwhile, 13.84% say Generation Z, and 21.89% chose Generation Alpha.    

To conclude, the survey asks respondents what they think is the best way to overcome Burnout Syndrome. On this, the majority 23.68% say take some time off. Following closely are exercise and staying fit (10.61%) and setting task priorities (10.12%).

Figure 3: Best ways to overcome Burnout Syndrome

As shown above, next is getting a good night’s sleep (6.80%), finding a hobby (4.88%), eating healthy (3.12%), and asking for professional help (1.91%). Finally, relax in nature (1.12%), meditate (0.85%), accept you you are (0.50%), and seek support at work (0.43%).


Survey TitleSurvey on Burnout Syndrome Commonly Experienced By Many Today
DurationNovember 30 – December 07, 2021
Number of Participants50,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.