Stress, Social Support, and Burnout Among Long-Term Care Nursing Staff

Published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology, the following study utilizes the job demands-resources model of burnout to examine relations between job demands, job resources, and burnout in a sample of nursing staff at a long-term care facility. The authors found that job demands were associated with more emotional exhaustion, more depersonalization, and less personal accomplishment. Job resources were associated with less emotional exhaustion and higher levels of personal accomplishment. The authors conclude that interventions to reduce burnout that include a focus on stress and social support outside of work may be particularly beneficial for long-term care staff.

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