Relationships between Job Challenge and Burnout among Health Workers in Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

International Journal of Case Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 6, July 2013

11 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2016

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Sulaiman Olanrewaju Adebayo

Ekiti State University - Department of Psychology

Judith Osagu

Ekiti State University - Department of Psychology

Adedeji Ogunleye

Ekiti State University - Department of Psychology

Date Written: Jun 1, 2013

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between job challenge and the experience of burnout among four groups of health workers in Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. One hundred and forty health workers were selected through purposive sampling from the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital. The sample consists of 16 pharmacists, 30 health assistants, 36 doctors and 58 nurses. Perceived Job challenge Measure and Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) were the instruments used for the study. Four hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Results from this study revealed that there was a significant relationship between job challenge and burnout among health workers in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Also, positive stimulation, a component of job challenge had a positive relationship with burnout. Competence testing, another component of job challenge was found to be significantly related to dehumanisation and global burnout. While there was no relationship found between the uncertainty, the last component of job challenge and burnout. Findings were discussed in the light of previous literature on job challenge and burnout and appropriate recommendations were made.

Keywords: Job Challenge, Burnout, Health Workers, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital

Suggested Citation

Adebayo, Sulaiman Olanrewaju and Osagu, Judith and Ogunleye, Adedeji, Relationships between Job Challenge and Burnout among Health Workers in Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (Jun 1, 2013). International Journal of Case Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 6, July 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2868285

Sulaiman Olanrewaju Adebayo (Contact Author)

Ekiti State University - Department of Psychology ( email )

Ado Ekiti
Nigeria

Judith Osagu

Ekiti State University - Department of Psychology

Ado Ekiti
Nigeria

Adedeji Ogunleye

Ekiti State University - Department of Psychology ( email )

Ado Ekiti
Nigeria

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