Burnout is a depletion of energy, in which personal resources seem to be at an end, leaving a continuing sense of helplessness and negativism in the face of normal everyday events.
The relationship between burnout and job satisfaction in nurses
Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 12, Issue 1, pages 3–12, January 1987
How to Cite
Dolan, S. N. (1987), The relationship between burnout and job satisfaction in nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 12: 3–12. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1987.tb01297.x
- Issue online: 22 DEC 2006
- Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 11 March 1986
Nursing is a stressful occupation. This study, carried out on two groups of nurses, confirms the thesis that job satisfaction as measured by the Job Satisfaction Questionnaire designed for this study was a reliable indicator of burnout. It was expected that an inverse relationship between job satisfaction and burnout would be found. The hypothesis was that high job satisfaction would be associated with low burnout. It was found that a relationship exists between job satisfaction as measured by the Job Satisfaction Questionnaire and burnout as measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory.