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Document ID (ISN)73598
CIS number 99-1742
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kalliath T.J., O'Driscoll M.P., Gillespie D.F.
Title The relationship between burnout and organizational commitment in two samples of health professionals
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1998, Vol.12, No.2, p.179-185. 28 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; overstrain; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) laboratory work; human behaviour; nursing personnel; stress studies; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNew Zealand; USA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Mental stress and burnout