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Document ID (ISN)110962
CIS number 10-0531
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tsai F.J., Chan C.C.
Title Occupational stress and burnout of judges and procurators
Bibliographic information Feb. 2010, Vol.83, No.2, p.133-142. 21 ref.
Abstract The Chinese versions of the job content questionnaire (JCQ), the Siegrist's effort-reward imbalance questionnaire (ERI) and the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI) were administered to examine occupational stress and personal, work-related and client-related burnout among 211 judicial officers, comprising 87 judges and 98 procurators, in Taiwan. Logistic regression was applied to determine the association between burnout and occupational stress among judges and procurators, adjusting for potential confounders (age, gender, marriage, number of children, work experience and working hours). The judicial officers with average age of 36.84 years and work experience of 8.57 years had high averaging scores of job control (70.31), psychological demand (32.23), effort (18.98), reward (48.37), and overcommitment (17.04) as well as personal (49.97), work-related (51.36) and client-related (43.57) burnout. The high psychological demand, effort and overcommitment were significantly associated with both personal and work-related burnout, while the low workplace social support was significantly associated with client-related burnout among the judicial officers. The judges had a significantly higher risk of client-related burnout than the procurators.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); depressive neurosis; psychology and sociology; government services; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) psychology of work organization; human relations; length of service; stress evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Public and government services