THE INFLUENCE OF SELECTED PERSONALITY AND WORKPLACE FEATURES ON BURNOUT AMONG NURSE ACADEMICS

 

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to determine the influence of selected individual and situational features on burnout among nurse academics. The Maslach Burnout Inventory was used to assess the burnout levels of academics. The sample population comprised 94 female participant. The emotion exhaustion (EE) score of the nurse academics was 16.435.97, the depersonalization (DP) score was 4.833.62, and the personal achievement (PA) score was 22.274.27. Thirty years and below of the academics reported a lower level of PA than 31 and above of academics (p < 0.05). There were no significant differences in EE and DP according to age. Single academicians indicated a higher level of DP than married (p < 0.05). However, no significant differences were observed for EE and PA scores according the marital status. Professors and research assistans reported a lower level of PA than instructors (p < 0.05). There were no significant differences in EE and DP scores according to the academic position of nurse academics. There were no significant differences in three dimensions of burnout scores according to the weekly work hours and education model of nurse academicians (p > 0.05). Future studies should investigate the relationship between roles of the nurse academics and burnout.