2004
Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0169-2216
  • E-ISSN: 2468-9424

Abstract

Are job insecurity and burnout related? An exploration in the bank sector

Are job insecurity and burnout related? An exploration in the bank sector

This study analyzes the associations between both quantitative and qualitative job insecurity and burnout. A more differentiated measurement of qualitative job insecurity is used, in which insecurity is measured regarding four aspects: the job content, working circumstances, working conditions and social relations. Data gathered among Belgian bank employees are used to test the hypotheses (n = 7146). The results show that both quantitative and qualitative job insecurity are negatively associated with the three components of burnout (emotional exhaustion, distance and reduced feeling of competence). Job insecurity is strongly associated with distance: insecure employees tend to distance themselves from their job. This emphasizes the strong impact of job insecurity, since it is even associated with burnout.

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