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The Correlation of Nurses' job Burnout and Their Social Responsibility Considering the Role of Control Locus

Reyhane Izedi , Mohammad Amin Bahrami

Reyhane Izedi
BSc student in healthcare management, Shahid Sadoughi university of medical sciences, Yazd, Iran. Email: [email protected]

Mohammad Amin Bahrami
Associate professor, healthcare management department, Shahid Sadoughi university of medical sciences, Yazd, Iran
Online First: July 20, 2016 | Cite this Article
Izedi, R., Bahrami, M. 2016. The Correlation of Nurses' job Burnout and Their Social Responsibility Considering the Role of Control Locus. Bali Medical Journal 5(2): 330-334. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v5i2.258


Background: Job burnout is an occupational hazard that reduces physical and mental energy of the staff. This study was aimed to investigate the relationship between the nurses' job burnout and their social responsibility considering the moderating role of control locus. Methods: In an analytical and cross-sectional study we used 3 valid questionnaires including Maslach burnout inventory, Dynson social responsibility and Rotter locus of control in 3 educational hospitals of Yazd, Iran. A total of 246 nurses contributed in the study. Data analysis was done through SPSS19. We used Pearson and Kendall correlation coefficient in data analysis. Findings: The mean scores of job burnout and social responsibility of studied group were 60.75 +8.37 and 71.84+15.47, respectively. Job burnout is negatively correlated with social responsibility statistically (r= -0.250) while locus of control acts as the moderator of this correlation. Conclusion: Our results suggest that creating a supportive work environment for nurses enhances their social responsibility trough affecting their level of job burnout. Also, the approved moderating role of control locus in the relationship of job burnout and social responsibility indicates that the personality traits can be considered as the appropriate criteria for entry to nursing schools.

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