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Early predictors of job burnout and engagement.

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posted on 2008-05-01, 00:00 authored by C Maslach, Michael Leiter
A longitudinal study predicted changes in burnout or engagement a year later by identifying 2 types of early indicators at the initial assessment. Organizational employees (N = 466) completed measures of burnout and 6 areas of worklife at 2 times with a 1-year interval. Those people who showed an inconsistent pattern at Time 1 were more likely to change over the year than were those who did not. Among this group, those who also displayed a workplace incongruity in the area of fairness moved to burnout at Time 2, while those without this incongruity moved toward engagement. The implications of these 2 predictive indicators are discussed in terms of the enhanced ability to customize interventions for targeted groups within the workplace.

History

Journal

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

93

Issue

3

Pagination

498 - 512

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Location

Washington, D.C.

ISSN

0021-9010

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, American Psychological Association