Investigation of factors influencing burnout levels in the professional and private lives of nurses

School of Nursing, Hacettepe University, Engüri, Ankara, Turkey
International Journal of Nursing Studies (Impact Factor: 2.25). 11/2003; 40(8):807-27. DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7489(03)00077-4
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT This is a descriptive, cross-sectional and partly analytic study aiming to determine the factors causing burnout in professional and private lives of nurses working in the university and state hospitals in a city. About 333 nurses were reached by sampling method. Data collection was made by a question form consisting of two parts. The first part was developed by the investigators. In this part, data on demographic, professional and private life conditions of individuals were collected. In the second part, "Maslach Burnout Inventory" was used to determine the burnout levels of individuals. The most important findings of the present study are as follows: higher education level, work experience and higher status decrease burnout while working at night shifts increases it. In addition, nurses who have problems in relations with the other team members and are not satisfied with their work conditions have higher levels of burnout. Having difficulty in childcare and in doing house chores, health problems of the nurse herself or her children, economic hardships and difficulties encountered in transportation are other factors increasing burnout.


Available from: Ayten Demir zencirci, Feb 10, 2015
1 Follower
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: It has been shown that recovery (i.e., unwinding from one’s job demands) is important for reducing the negative effects of job stress. Consequently, poor recovery from job stress deserves research attention as a risk factor in the job stress–strain relationship. Recovery can occur both during free time (i.e., evenings, weekends, vacations) and within working days (i.e., lunch breaks and shorter breaks at work). In this chapter, we focus on within-working day recovery, which has thus far received much less attention than off-job recovery. Our aim is to examine the role of at-work breaks in employee recovery. We reviewed findings from earlier empirical studies to address the following three questions: First, do breaks at work have effects on employeeʼ well-being and health? Second, are there specific activities during work breaks that impact the recovery process and outcomes? Third, are there other factors than activities that either hinder or facilitate recovery during breaks at work? The review revealed, first, that breaks at work benefit health and well-being, especially when employees are free to take a break at a point of heightened fatigue. Second, in terms of recovery, engaging in relaxing break activities is beneficial regardless of the length of the break. Third, autonomy related to break schedules and activities, as well as positive affect seem to facilitate recovery at work, whereas obligatory activities and the accompanying negative affect hinder recovery. In practice, both employees and organizations should pay attention to utilizing breaks from work for unwinding in order to sustain long-term well-being and health.
    Job Stress: Risk Factors, Health Effects and Coping Strategies, Edited by C. R. Hopkins, 07/2015: chapter Insufficient recovery from job stress as a risk factor for poor health and well-being; Hauppauge (NY): Nova Science Publishers., ISBN: 978-1-63482-021-9
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The reason of burnout is the negative influence of job stress. Due to burnout nurses work may become less productive, employees are absent due to illness, as well as the fluctuation of staff increases. It shows the need to develop adaptive coping strategies among nurses. The aim of the study was to find out stress coping mechanisms and burnout presence among nurses practicing in Latvia. The instruments which used for data collection: demographic questionnaire, R.S. Lazarus and S. Folkman's The Ways of Coping Scale and Maslach Burnout Inventory. The Ways of Coping Scale completed by 484 nurses working in healthcare institutions in different regions of Latvia in the age range from 21 to 66 years. The highest values have: planful problem-solving, self-controlling and positive reappraisal, accepting responsibility and seeking social support; while the lowest values can be seen in two scales - confrontive coping and escape/avoidance. The prevailing ways of coping stress in the sample are planful problem solving, self-controlling and positive reappraisal. Maslach burned out inventory which was completed by 587 practicing nurses. Age range of respondents was from 22 to 68 years. Descriptive statistical parameters for Maslach Burnot Inventory by subscales: mean for Emotional Exhaustion subscale - 22.75 (SD=10.75), for Depersonalization subscale was 7.52 (SD=5.30) and for rank of Personal achievement subscale - 34.57 (SD=8.22).
    Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 12/2014; 159:261-267. DOI:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.12.369
  • Source