Navigation Links
Feeling 'Trapped,' Obligated Raises Odds of Job Burnout: Study
Date:4/9/2012

MONDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- People who stay with an employer out of a sense of obligation or because they feel they don't have a choice are at increased risk for job burnout, a new study says.

"When employees stay with their organization because they feel that they have no other options, they are more likely to experience emotional exhaustion. This feeling, in turn, may lead them to leave the organization," study co-author Alexandra Panaccio, an assistant professor in the business school at Concordia University in Montreal, said in a university news release.

"The implication is that employers should try to minimize this 'lack of alternatives' type of commitment among employees by developing their competencies, thus increasing their feeling of mobility and, paradoxically, contributing to them wanting to stay with the organization," she explained.

The study of 260 workers, average age 34, in various types of jobs also found that people with high self-esteem are most affected by a perceived lack of job options. That may be because this situation doesn't match these workers' view of themselves as competent and important people, the researchers suggested.

Staying with a company out of sense of obligation can have a different effect.

"It may be that, in the absence of an emotional bond with the organization, commitment based on obligation is experienced as a kind of indebtedness -- a loss of autonomy that is emotionally draining over time," Panaccio said.

The study was published recently in the journal Human Relations.

More information

Helpguide.org has more about job burnout.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Concordia University, news release, April 3, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Feeling lonely adds to rate of blood pressure increase in people 50 years old and older
2. Some Women Lack Strong Feelings About Motherhood
3. Why does feeling low hurt?
4. Brain responses of obese individuals are more weakly linked to feelings of hunger
5. Can blocking a frown keep bad feelings at bay?
6. Feeling Introspective? Your Brain Structure May Be Key
7. Feeling included -- kids with disabilities have their say in landmark study
8. Apology May Leave You Feeling Unsatisfied, Study Finds
9. He loves me, he loves me not...: Women are more attracted to men whose feelings are unclear
10. One-third of Spanish children do not wake up feeling refreshed
11. Red Cross Raises More Than $32 Million Via Mobile Giving Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Feeling 'Trapped,' Obligated Raises Odds of Job Burnout: Study
(Date:1/16/2017)... , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the medical device company, effective immediately. , ... Robert Storey. “Kevin has a strong track record in medical device market ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... , ... January 15, 2017 , ... In this role, ... the United States for the asthma & allergy friendly mark. This certification program was ... test and identify consumer products to be more suitable for the 60+ million people ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Whole Health Supply, LLC is announcing the release of an updated version of ... purchase. , The 2017 edition has wide jaws that will accommodate nails up to ... well as diabetics. This handle is reinforced for extra strength when pressing down on dense ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... "On Tour is a music ... customization and ease," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... can edit the style and animation of their slideshows. Place each slide on top ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... ... Wondering where to go this Valentine's Day? Well, there is a solution to ... feast in the comfort of your own home. Lobster Gram is introducing two new ... until February 15th, 2017. , Romantic Dinner one is Lobster Gram's "Love at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/14/2017)... , Jan. 14, 2017  Johnson & Weaver, LLP announces ... purchasers of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZBH ... October 31, 2016 (the "Class Period"). Zimmer Biomet ... markets orthopaedic reconstructive products, such as knee and hip reconstructive ... ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... , January 13, 2017 Stock-Callers is ... Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI ), Varian Medical ... (NASDAQ: MDXG ), and NuVasive Inc. (NASDAQ: ... which fell back to a negative finish on Thursday, January ... falling about 0.1%, while shares of health care companies in ...
(Date:1/13/2017)...  Alfalfa, cattle, leafy greens and rosy cheeked children share ... which emphasizes the food industry,s shift from response to prevention. ... COPAN,s Swab Rinse Kit (SRK™) is ... in the wake of the new FDA Food Safety ... is expanding the U.S. production of the SRK line ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: