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Burnout as a function of communication patterns: a study of a multidisciplinary mental health team

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posted on 1988-01-01, 00:00 authored by Michael Leiter
This study explores a model predicting burnout among human service workers in terms of their social involvement with coworkers and their job satisfaction. The model is presented as a step toward recognizing the rich diversity of social contact occurring in health service settings. The results were consistent with expectations that burnout would be higher for workers who communicated extensively regarding work, but maintained relatively few informal, supportive relationships with cowork ers. The model included job satisfaction in conjunction with the communication variables as predictors of burnout. The results are discussed as having relevance to the development of peer supervision procedures in mental health settings. Methods of clarifying departures from the model are discussed.

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Journal

Group & organization management

Volume

13

Issue

1

Pagination

111 - 128

Publisher

Sage Publications

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1059-6011

eISSN

1552-3993

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

Copyright notice

1988, Sage Publications

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