Relationships among burnout, coping style and personality: Study of Japanese professional caregivers for elderly
Article first published online: 14 APR 2008
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Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 62, Issue 2, pages 174–176, April 2008
How to Cite
Narumoto, J., Nakamura, K., Kitabayashi, Y., Shibata, K., Nakamae, T. and Fukui, K. (2008), Relationships among burnout, coping style and personality: Study of Japanese professional caregivers for elderly. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 62: 174–176. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2008.01751.x
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2008
- Received 22 March 2007; revised 21 September 2007; accepted 19 October 2007.
- coping style;
Aim: To investigate relationships among burnout, coping style and personality.
Methods: Seventy-two professional caregivers working at nursing homes in Japan were assessed using the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI), 30-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and Coping Inventory for Stressful Situation (CISS).
Results: GHQ (β = 0.34, P < 0.01) and emotion-oriented coping (CISS-E; β = 0.31, P < 0.05) were the predictors of emotional exhaustion (MBI-EE), and neuroticism (NEO-N; β = 0.45, P < 0.001) and age (β = -0.23, P < 0.05) were the predictors of depersonalization (MBI-DP). Structural equation modeling showed that NEO-N affected the burnout scores through CISS-E, and that age and GHQ affected the burnout scores independently.
Conclusion: Personality affects burnout through coping style in professional caregivers.