Work stress and turnover intentions among hospital physicians: The mediating role of burnout and work satisfaction

Aharon Tziner, Edna Rabenu, Ruth Radomski, Alexander Belkin

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Abstract

Work stress has extremely significant consequences to the individual and to the organization (Barling, Kelloway, & Frone, 2005). This study examined the relationship between perceived work stress, burnout, satisfaction at work, and turnover intentions. We hypothesized that a positive relationship would be found between work stress and burnout, and negative relationships would be found between burnout and satisfaction, and between satisfaction and turnover intentions. The sample included 124 hospital physicians. As expected, all our hypotheses were corroborated. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) found that beyond the assumed direct relationships, burnout partially mediated between work stress and work satisfaction, and work satisfaction partially mediated the relationship between burnout and turnover intentions. The paper reviews the theoretical consequences and suggests ideas for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Psicologia del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Colegio Oficial de Psicologos de Madrid. Publicado por Elsevier Espana, S.L.U. Este es unartículo Open Access bajo la licencia CC BY-NC-ND.

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Mediation
  • Structural equation model
  • Turnover intentions
  • Work satisfaction
  • Work stress

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