Burnout syndrome: the impact of job satisfaction among nursing personnel

Adriana Müller Saleme de Sá Priscilla de Oliveira Martins-Silva Bruno Funchal About the authors

This paper aims to analyze the relationship between job satisfaction factors (hierarchy relations satisfaction, physical ambience satisfaction and work and growth opportunity satisfaction) and dimensions of Burnout Syndrome (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and professional accomplishment) for nurses in a public hospital. In this paper we use a quantitative approach, applying the Maslach Burnout Survey and Job Satisfaction Survey S20/23, together with social-demographic information on a sample of 52 nurses. Using the Ordinary Least Squares multiple linear regression as the empirical method, we found that physical ambience satisfaction reduces emotional exhaustion, and an increase in work and growth opportunity satisfaction reduces the emotional exhaustion and also increases professional accomplishment.

Burnout Syndrome; job satisfaction; nursing


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