Tag: Burnout

New publication on engaging leadership and nurse well-being

Healthcare literature suggests that leadership behavior has a profound impact on nurse work-related well-being. Yet, more research is needed to better conceptualize, measure, and analyze the concepts of leadership and well-being, and to understand the psychological mechanisms underlying this association. Combining Self-Determination and Job Demands-Resources theory, this study aims to investigate the association between engaging […]

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New publication on the BAT

The World Health Organization recognizes burnout as an occupational issue. Nevertheless, accurately identifying employee burnout remains a challenging task. To complicate matters, current measures of burnout have demonstrated limitations, prompting the development of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT). ¬†This study focuses on both the original 23-item BAT and the short 12-item version, using modern factor […]

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New chapter on burning burnout questions

Burnout has been around for about half a century as a metaphor that refers to a psychological state that is characterized by mental exhaustion. Meanwhile, a myriad of scientific publications has appeared, not to mention the attention burnout received in the popular press. To date, over 18 thousand peer-reviewed papers on the burnout have been […]

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New article on engagment and burnout among hospital nurses

Aim: This study investigated the mediating role of intrinsic motivation in the relationship of job demands and job resources with burnout vs. work engagement. In addition, we examined if job resources strengthen the positive relationship of job demands with intrinsic motivation and burnout (moderating effect). Results: Using a sample of direct care nurses (n= 1729) […]

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New review article on research with the BAT

This chapter presents a fresh look at burnout, based a reconceptualization as a work-related syndrome that consists of (1) exhaustion (i.e., a severe loss of energy that results in feelings of both physical and mental exhaustion); (2) mental distance (i.e., a strong reluctance or aversion to work, indifference, and cynicism); (3) cognitive impairment (i.e., memory […]

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New review chapter on burnout

This chapter presents an overview of the current knowledge about burnout, a state of work-related mental exhaustion. It starts with the history and societal background of the phenomenon and discusses the concept and various definitions. Next, the assessment of burnout using questionnaires and clinical interviews is reviewed and an overview of its prevalence is presented. […]

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New article on clinically validated cutoff points for the BAT.

When are employees in the danger zone for burnout? These cut-offs will tell you.

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New publication on organizational redesign project in European hospitals

The increasing burden of mental distress reported by healthcare professionals is a matter of serious concern and there is a growing recognition of the role of the workplace in creating this problem. Magnet hospitals, a model shown to attract and retain staff in US research, creates positive work environments that aim to support the well-being […]

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New publication on shortening the BAT

Burnout is related to huge costs, for both individuals and organizations and is recognized as an occupational disease or work-related disorder in many European countries. Given that burnout is a major problem it is important to measure the levels of burnout in a valid and reliable way. The Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) is a newly […]

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New publication on the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)

This paper examines to what extent the Four Dimensional Symptoms Questionnaire (4DSQ) and the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) are able to distinguish four diagnostic groups (i.e., employees suffering from stress complaints, burnout, depressive episode and other adjustment disorders, respectively) in a group of 5,791 employees who reported sick with psychological complaints. The group with other […]

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