Burnout and Ocupational Stress in the Context of the Work Satisfaction in Nursing Profession

  • E. Wilczek-Ruzyczka


Background. Prolonged shifts are weariness for nurses and night shifts leads to dysregulation of circadian rhythm. Rewards may protect against negative consequents at work. The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between occupational efforts, rewards and burnout in contexst satisfaction work among nurses. Methods. 250 nurses average age 34 years, working on the 12-hour day-night shifts filled out following questionnaires: Effort Rewards Imbalance (Siegrist et al., 2004), Maslach Burnout Inventory (Maslach, 1996) and Minnesota Manual for Satisfaction Questionnaire (Weiss et al.,1967). Findings. Emotional exhaustion was explained by efforts in the group of low work satisfaction (R2= .25) and in the group high work satisfaction (R2= .20). Esteem and job promotion were not related to burnout. Discussion. The results have confirmed that emotional exhaustion is a key component of burnout related to efforts in nurses. The research indicates that more attention needs to be paid to efforts.
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