|Document ID (ISN)||73598|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||Kalliath T.J., O'Driscoll M.P., Gillespie D.F.
||The relationship between burnout and organizational commitment in two samples of health professionals
||Apr.-June 1998, Vol.12, No.2, p.179-185. 28 ref.
||Relationships between dimensions of burnout and employee commitment to the organization were tested in two hospital samples, using structural equations analysis. Whereas burnout has typically been assumed to be a predictor of organizational commitment, the present data provided support for the converse hypothesis, that low commitment contributes to the experience of burnout. Specifically, in a sample of nurses, commitment showed direct effects on emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, and a weaker indirect effect (via exhaustion) on depersonalization. A similar pattern of effects emerged in a sample of laboratory technicians from the same organization, although in this case the direct linkage between organizational commitment and depersonalization was not statistically significant. Implications for organizational efforts to reduce burnout are discussed. Topics: health care personnel; human behaviour; laboratory work; neuropsychic stress; nursing personnel; overstrain; questionnaire survey; stress studies.
||neuropsychic stress; overstrain; health care personnel
||laboratory work; human behaviour; nursing personnel; stress studies; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||New Zealand; USA|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Health care services
Mental stress and burnout