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The relationship of safety with burnout for mobile health employees

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posted on 2024-06-05, 11:45 authored by Michael P Leiter, Lois Jackson, Ivy Bourgeault, Sheri Price, Audrey Kruisselbrink, Pauline Gardiner Barber, Shiva Nourpanah
OBJECTIVE: The study examined the relationship of occupational safety with job burnout. DESIGN: The study used a cross-sectional survey design. SETTING: The setting was Nova Scotia, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Mobile health employees (N = 156) completed surveys on road safety, workload, burnout and supervisor incivility. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: The main outcome measure was the Maslach Burnout Inventory. RESULTS: Results found that safety concerns improved the prediction of exhaustion beyond that provided by workload concerns alone. Further, confidence in safety buffered the relationship of exhaustion with cynicism such that the exhaustion/cynicism relationship was stronger for employees who had lower confidence in road safety. CONCLUSIONS: Employees' confidence in occupational safety while addressing work responsibilities on the road has implications for their experience of job burnout.

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Journal

International journal of environmental research and public health

Volume

15

Article number

1461

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1-11

Location

Basel, Switzerland

eISSN

1660-4601

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2018, by the authors

Issue

7

Publisher

MDPI

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