Jennifer Falkoski has a PsyD in organizational leadership from the University of the Rockies located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She currently lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and is president/CEO of the organizational consulting firm, Balanced Business Consulting, LLC. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burnout, employee engagement, and coping in high-risk occupations
Version of Record online: 26 JAN 2012
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Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture
Volume 2, Issue 4, pages 49–63, January 2012
How to Cite
Falkoski, J. (2012), Burnout, employee engagement, and coping in high-risk occupations. J of Psych Issues in Org Culture, 2: 49–63. doi: 10.1002/jpoc.20085
- Issue online: 26 JAN 2012
- Version of Record online: 26 JAN 2012
This study assessed whether there were any significant relationships among burnout, type of coping, and employee engagement in a population of employees actively working in the medical and mental health fields. It also evaluated preferred workplace motivators across two overarching job categories: medical and mental health caregivers and administrative and supporting roles. The results showed that as employee burnout increased, so did the use of more harmful coping mechanisms. The study also found an inverse relationship between emotional exhaustion and employee engagement. Additionally, employee engagement and personal accomplishment were positively related. Employee-preferred workplace motivators across two job-overarching job categories were also assessed. The highest-ranking employee-preferred workplace motivators identified in the participant sample were nature of the work itself, responsibility, salary, relationship with peers, and professional growth.