Correlates of Burnout Among Public Service Lawyers

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Susan Jackson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jon Turner

New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences

Arthur P. Brief

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 1987

Abstract

Several hypotheses suggested by the theoretical literature on burnoutwere empirically tested in an attempt to identify the organizationalconditions associated with employee burnout. Public service lawyers in theU.S. (N = 391) completed a survey designed to assess (a) three components ofburnout, namely, emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of lowpersonal accomplishment; (b) perceptions of several job conditions predictedto be associated these three components of burnout, including workload, roleconflict, social support, decision making policies, and autonomy; and (c)organizational commitment. Results indicate that emotional exhaustion is moststrongly associated with role conflict and quantitative workload. Feelings ofpersonal accomplishment were associated with supervisory social support andjob level. Depersonalization was associated with role conflict and decisionmaking policies. Finally, each burnout component is significantly related toorganizational commitment.

Suggested Citation

Jackson, Susan and Turner, Jon and Brief, Arthur P., Correlates of Burnout Among Public Service Lawyers (January 1987). Information Systems Working Papers Series, Vol. , pp. -, 1987. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1289729

Susan Jackson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jon Turner

New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences ( email )

44 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012
United States

Arthur P. Brief

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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