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- AREAS OF WORKLIFE: A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO ORGANIZATIONAL PREDICTORS OF JOB BURNOUT
- Workplace Psychological Health among Canadian Nurses
- Impact of activity-based workplaces on burnout and engagement dimensions
- Early predictors of job burnout and engagement
AREAS OF WORKLIFE: A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO ORGANIZATIONAL PREDICTORS OF JOB BURNOUT
Social workers SWs provide emotional and practical support to vulnerable service users who are likely to suffer from emotional trauma and mental health conditions. Stress and burnout levels are reported to be high among SWs, however, little is known about their relationships with different characteristics.
Social workers SWs play a crucial role in maintaining the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children, adults, older people and their carers. They have a direct role in improving the lives of vulnerable individuals with complex social, physical and mental needs. In the UK, following the establishment of the welfare state, SWs initially focused on poverty, mainly reflecting concerns about the problems of children and families.
By the s, the new occupation had achieved professional status as a personal service profession, that are interested with the welfare of wider client groups within various settings from the community to specialist hospitals and institutional units. Through their professional role, SWs usually deal with life long trauma, loss and abuse and other experiences that might be lost in purely medical perspectives. An increasing research base highlights higher levels of stress and burnout among SWs than other human service occupations Lloyd et al.
The causes of burnout and stress among all SWs include inadequate staffing, excessive workload, poor leadership, lack of support, lack of opportunity for skills development and negative public image Bove and Pervan ; Graber et al. The more vulnerable and emotionally presented the service users are the more challenging the relationship with the professional SW is, with higher potential of emotional fatigue. This can explain higher prevalence of stress and burnout observed among SWs providing support to children and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs than SWs working with other client groups Hussein et al.
Most children receiving social work support are presented in distress and often with experiences of abuse and mistreatment Bazalgette et al. Furthermore, some research linked stress among CFSWs to uncertainties and pressures related to their professional role and organizational context that have aroused from fast changing policy context of children social work in England Hussein ; Russ et al.
Additional stressors on CFSWs might relate to societal perception and negative media representations and blame associated with unfortunate outcomes, particular if a child death scandal arose Cree et al. The three key dimensions of the MBI are an overwhelming exhaustion EE: emotional exhaustion , feelings of cynicism and detachment from the job Dp: depersonalization , and a sense of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment low level of personal accomplishment, PA Maslach Research has shown that the nature of the task in hand is an important determinant of whether someone experience work engagement, which is directly linked to emotional exhaustion and levels of burnout Schaufeli and Salanova While the original JD—R model placed a significant emphasis on how organizations influence the job demand and resources, Bakker and Demerouti furthered the discussion to highlight the significant role of the individual employee as a proactive agent in interacting with and responding to the organizational design of the job.
This highlights the importance of how the individual workers perceive their working tasks and how they amend, or have the ability to amend, such tasks to make their work more meaningful and rewarding. Research also shows that employees can be highly engaged in difficult and emotionally demanding work, such as that of social work George In such situations, workers resort to their social capital including self-efficacy, self-esteem and optimism to manage their emotional exchange with clients Luthans et al.
They argue that if burnout is at one end then work engagement represents the other end of that continuum. Various factors interact to shape the level of work engagement including workload, involvement in decision-making and equity within the workplace among others. There is little research on measures of work engagement in SW practice with few exceptions e. Hussein et al. Parker and Griffin suggest that knowledge and skills, which are products of training and work-experience, may moderate the engagement—stress link and thus should be considered when examining burnout.
Data used for the current analysis have originally belonged to two national evaluations of social work practices that focused on CFSWs Hussein et al. The original studies had adopted matched control designs where SWs from both the pilot sites and comparative LAs were included in the studies. As part of the evaluations similar surveys were distributed at two time points for each group of SWs, thus resulting on similar data collected at four overlapping time points. The original evaluations were funded by The English Department for Education and Department of Health, and the current analysis received separate funding from The English Department of Health.
The survey aimed to capture key organisational and personal characteristics associated with positive work outcomes such as job satisfaction, low level of burnout and low turnover. The survey design was based on qualitative interviews with SWs a total of 52 interviews: 31 with CFSWs and 21 ASWs to establish an understanding of which characteristics are likely to be important in predicting various outcomes.
The qualitative interviews were analysed thematically and used to derive the survey questions on level of engagement at work and perceptions of various elements of how the work is performed and supported within the organisation see Hussein et al. Practitioners were recruited through their employers who were invited to take part in the research.
Employers produced a list of electronic contact details for the research team. Practitioners were contacted directly by the team with a request to complete an electronic survey with the option to opt out from participation. As part of the ethical engagement, the research team designed and prepared aggregated, standardized and individualized finding sheets for each of the participating LAs.
These were presented to staff and management teams at workshops organized by the team. One of the purposes of this communication method was to counter any potential negative impact of findings related to high levels of burnout in some LAs for example. Alongside the findings, the team also presented research evidence on key factors related to workforce outcomes and quality of work. In total, there were SWs from 22 diverse LAs in England completing similar surveys from to All participants completed similar questionnaires inclusive of the MBI and detailed questions on personal and job characteristics.
This Box been removed because the author has not obtained a licence to use the Maslach burnout inventory MBI. In addition to the MBI, the surveys collected similar information on personal and work related characteristics. We ran an exploratory factor analysis model in R to construct latent factors reflecting how the work is organized and delivered based on the set of questions developed during the qualitative phase of this study. The factor analysis identified four work-related factors as following:.
Work experience Exp measured by three items: A1—number of years working in the sector Exp1 ; A2—number of years working with the same employer Exp2 ; and A3—age. Work engagement Eng measured by six items: B1—reported confidence to challenge practice decisions Conf ; B2—ability to adopt innovative practice Inno ; B3—mistakes are used as an opportunity for learning Mis ; B4—involvement in decision making DM ; B5—supervision support is a priority in their work place Sup ; and B6—staff turnover is kept low T-O.
Nature of task DW measured by two items: perception of spending the right amount of time in: C1—direct work with clients, whether children or adults DW1 ; C2—direct work with their carers DW2.
Resources and support Admin measured by two variables: perceptions of spending the right amount of time in: D1—completing forms Form and D2—meetings with other professionals Meet. The results show that all factors have either acceptable or good level of inter-item consistency. We implemented this methodology using CmdStan software Carpenter et al.
As MBI measures burnout through three inter-correlated elements EE, Dp and PA , with no means of having a summary measure for an overall burnout outcome, structural equations modelling SEM was deemed the most appropriate technique to examine the relationship between various work and personal characteristics on the three elements of burnout simultaneously.
Two levels of analysis were conducted. First, descriptive and principal component analysis, to establish specific work-related factors, were conducted using R statistical environment R Core Team ; then SEM was conducted using MPlus ver. We thus theorized that SWs working with each of the two service groups experience different levels of emotional demand, where personal and related factors may have different implications on each of two groups.
To acknowledge these differences, we conducted two separate models, one for each group, to capture these relationships more accurately. The models employed the identified four latent factors as confirmatory factor analysis CFA within their measurement models. Theses models examined the relationships between EE, Dp and PA and the identified four latent factors as well as other measured personal characteristics such as gender Gen , self-reported health SRH and ethnicity Eth.
Bayesian analysis is establishing a position in organisational studies as a more attuned method than frequentist statistics. In contrast, Bayesian analysis does not rely on large-sample theory and provides the whole distribution of predicted posterior probability not assuming that it follows the normal distribution.
ML estimation methods were used and the input for each analysis was the covariance matrix of the items. The latter differences are likely to be related to the higher contribution of migrant workers in CFSW, this group are characterised in general by younger age and are ethnically diverse Hussein Using Maslach et al. Similarly DP is negatively associated with PA.
The results indicate that some factors and variables are significantly associated with only one of the burnout outcomes, while others are associated with two or all of the MBI burnout elements.
It is interesting to note that, unlike ASWs, the nature of tasks being direct work with children and their carers was not significantly associated with any of the burnout outcomes among CFSWs. The findings highlight that ASWs generally report higher levels of work engagement; satisfaction with time allocated to direct work with clients and have longer years of work experience in the sector and in their posts than CFSWs.
In such situations, CFSWs attempt to work with stressed and often hostile family members to deliver difficult professional advice Ferguson Furthermore, the widespread negative media attention when young children are portrayed to suffer while in the care of professional SWs exacerbates negative feelings among CFSWs Cree et al.
Other factors such as the chronic high turnover rates traditionally observed among CFSWs in England Department for Education might also explain the higher burnout rates observed among CFSWs in the current study. Overall levels of burnout observed among SWs in this study could be regarded as moderate to high according to Maslach standardized grouping Maslach et al.
The structural equation modeling adopted for this study, highlights a number of important factors contributing to experiencing burnout among the two groups of SWs, these are categorized within the JD—R model.
Job resources are identified in the literature to be manifested through the levels of work engagement: for example, when SWs perceive their organization to provide a supportive and involving climate, where they can contribute to important decisions and take ownership of their work Leiter and Maslach ; Schaufeli and Salanova This body of research indicates that the more engaged the workers are the more likely they have higher levels of PA and lower levels of EE and Dp Mackie et al.
The results presented in this study resonate with this body of literature as levels of work-engagement had one of the highest magnitudes of effect for both ASWs and CFSWs in relation to burnout, particularly in minimizing levels of EE. The current study highlights that measuring work-engagement among SWs is complex and has various dimensions to it.
In this study, work-engagement was captured through several self-perceived factors, such as SWs confidence to challenge practice decisions, their ability to adopt innovative practice, a culture of accepting mistakes as opportunities for learning, being involved in decision making, feelings that supervision and support are priorities and a general perception of low staff turnover.
Having practical support with paper work and administrative tasks, while seems a simple target to achieve, has considerable impact on SWs wellbeing. The qualitative phase of this study highlighted that SWs preferred be more engaged working directly with clients, as this is often cited as their main motivation to choose this career Stevens et al.
It is possible that when controlling for other factors in our models, such as work-engagement and administrative support, which are more important in relation to predicting burnout levels among CFSWs, the impact of direct work becomes less significant. Parker and Griffin argue that individuals with a good understanding of the broader goals of their occupation and organization are likely to direct their efforts appropriately with positive implications on both their wellbeing and work outcome.
The current analysis considers the impact of the level of work-experience of SWs within the whole sector and within their particular organisation on their levels of burnout.
This finding is particularly important in the context of higher turnover rates observed among CFSWs in England and calls for improved retention strategies for this group of SWs. Individual factors refer to individual differences or personal characteristics that are relatively stable over situations and time.
Although current evidence indicates the possibility that various aspects of the work environment are more important predictors of burnout than personal characteristics, researchers are advised to consider variations in burnout that are related to personal characteristics Halbesleben and Buckley It is likely that cultural and social capital of individual SWs play a role in their perception of, and potentially mitigates, the impact of work-stressors.
For example, previous research indicates that SWs with personal experience of mistreatment have higher risk of experiencing secondary trauma when faced with similar situations in their professional lives McFadden et al.
The findings point to the important role of gender in the experience of various elements of burnout, with women CFSWs displaying significantly lower levels of Dp, while women ASWs performing significantly better in all measures of burnout than men.
These findings are, to some extent, comparable to previous research where men in different occupations tend to have higher Dp levels Purvanova and Muros Similar findings are observed in previous research focusing on hospital and community-based mental health workers in the UK Prosser et al. This could be conceptually linked to either a higher degree of association between British workers and service users or to different levels of social support from kin and informal networks between white British and BME workers.
It was not possible to capture these differences using the current data. The relationship between burnout and health is two directional in nature. Vast research evidence shows a significant relationship between burnout and physical and mental health Hoogendoorn et al. On the other hand, poor health could be the cause of burnout, for example, it might be more difficult for workers with poorer health to manage their workload and to transform their work engagement into higher levels of personal accomplishments McFadden et al.
There are a number of limitations to this study that should be acknowledged. First, there is a time difference between the CFSWs and ASWs surveys, during this period of time, the broader English social work policy has seen some developments, which might have impacted on the experience of SWs, however, these developments have a lagged effect and are unlikely to impact the overall burnout levels immediately.
The current data did not collect information on SWs own experience of traumatic experience nor on the social support they receive outside of the workplace, having such information would have been useful to understand the bi-directional relationship between home and work stress.
A longitudinal approach in data collection and analysis would enable establishing the direction of the relationship between health and various elements of burnout.
Workplace Psychological Health among Canadian Nurses
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A longitudinal study predicted changes in burnout or engagement a year later by identifying 2 types of early indicators at the initial assessment. Those people who showed an inconsistent pattern at Time 1 were more likely to change over the year than were those who did not. Among this group, those who also displayed a workplace incongruity in the area of fairness moved to burnout at Time 2, while those without this incongruity moved toward engagement. The implications of these 2 predictive indicators are discussed in terms of the enhanced ability to customize interventions for targeted groups within the workplace. Abstract A longitudinal study predicted changes in burnout or engagement a year later by identifying 2 types of early indicators at the initial assessment. Publication types Research Support, Non-U.
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Impact of activity-based workplaces on burnout and engagement dimensions
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The risk of psychological distress is exceptionally high among nurses. In this commentary, we will highlight factors with the potential for organizational level improvements: physical and psychological aggression and violence, excessive workload, and organizational support.
Early predictors of job burnout and engagement
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