Articles & Research Abstracts
Is burnout static or dynamic? A career transition perspective of employee burnout trajectories
|Publication Date||May 2012|
|Author||Benjamin B. Dunford, Abbie J. Shipp, R. Wayne Boss, Ingo Angermeier, and Alan D. Boss|
|Source||Journal of Applied Psychology|
|Source Type||Journal Article|
The current article focuses on employee burnout. The authors examined the pattern of burnout change over time depending on career transition type. The results suggested that burnout was stable for organizational insiders but dynamic for newcomers and internal job changers. Emotional exhaustion and depersonalization were more dependent on career transition type than was personal accomplishment. Hence, those who stay within their jobs tend to have stable levels of burnout, whereas the other two groups tend to fluctuate in terms of their levels of burnout.
|Keywords||psychological burnout, career transition type, change over time, emotional exhaustion|
Dunford, B. B., Shipp, A. J., Boss, R. W., Angermeier, I., & Boss, A. D. (2012). Is burnout static or dynamic? A career transition perspective of employee burnout trajectories. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(3), 637-650.