Nurse burnout: Work related and demographic factors as culprits

Sharon Kurpius, S. L. Roth, J. Keim, M. Levenson, J. R. Flentje, K. Bashor

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This study was an examination of the combined ability of perceived work environment, demographic, and work‐related variables to predict burnout among 314 nurses at a large metropolitan hospital. The three dimensions of burnout measured were emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. High work pressure and low work involvement and supervisor support predicted emotional exhaustion. Task orientation, work pressure, work involvement, and age predicted both depersonalization and personal accomplishment. Burnout among nurses on each of the three work shifts also was examined. Results are discussed from the perspective of how to decrease or to prevent burnout among nurses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-228
Number of pages6
JournalResearch in Nursing & Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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