Burnout Levels Of Private Hospital Employees And A Field Study

The aim of this study was to determine the burnout levels of private hospital employees and develop recommendations based on these findings. The questionnaire form consisting of 14 questions which was developed by the researcher through benefiting from the literature, and describing the defining characteristics of the staff, thoughts about professional and working conditions and Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) consisting of 22 questions were used as data collection tool. Maslach Burnout Inventory is composed of emotional exhaustion subscale consisting of 9 items, depersonalization subscale consisting of 5 items and personal accomplishment subscale consisting of 8 items. The high scores on the subscales represent the burnout. In order to determine the statistical analysis methods used in analyzing the data, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used for the analysis of compliance with the normal distribution, and Levene's test was used to determine the homogeneity condition of the data. According to the results of these tests, independent t test was used for the variables including gender, marital status, spouse's employment status and the organization the employee works for, while Kruskal Wallis test was used for the variables including task, age, educational background and professional experience. The study group was composed of 274 private hospitals staff. As a result of the study, while the emotional exhaustion and depersonalization scores of participants were normal, personal accomplishment scores were at the low level. Also, at least one significant difference was detected between demographic variables such as occupation, age, educational status and marital status subdimensions of the burnout. However, no significant difference was found between the variables, including gender, organization and spouse's employment status subdimensions of the burnout.


Burnout, Healthcare Professionals, Hospital, Maslach Burnout Inventory

Author : Muhammet ÇANKAYA
Number of pages: 1-15
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Journal of Academic Value Studies (JAVStudies)
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