The Relationship Between Social Problem Solving Ability and Burnout Level: A Field Study Among Health Professionals


Efeoglu E. I. , ÖZCAN S.

HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH ON HUMAN FACTORS IN CONTEMPORARY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ss.268-282, 2017 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2568-4.ch012
  • Dergi Adı: HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH ON HUMAN FACTORS IN CONTEMPORARY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.268-282

Özet

The aim of this study is to identify the relationship between social problem solving ability and burnout level of health professionals in a southeast city of Turkey. Material and Method: Data were collected using a self-reported questionnaire with the Short Form of Social Problem Solving Inventory and Maslach Burnout Inventory. A total number of 356 health professionals participated in the study. Results: Of all the participants; 44.1% were nurses, 27.0% were doctors and 28.9% consisted of other health professionals. Functional social problem solving dimensions were negatively correlated with emotional exhaustion and depersonalization and positively correlated with personal accomplishment. Conclusion: There is a negative correlation between social problem solving ability and burnout levels of health professionals. Evaluating social problem skills may allow to identify the ones who may be at risk for burnout; and improving their social problem solving skills may protect them from burnout.