September 2018 Newsletter
Serial Multiple Mediation of Organizational Commitment and Job Burnout in the Relationship Between Psychological Capital and Anxiety in Chinese Female Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Survey
The MBI (Chinese translation) and PCQ (Chinese translation) were used to investigate the serial-multiple mediation of job burnout and psychological capital along with measures of organizational commitment and anxiety in 1354 Chinese female nurses in two hospitals in Heilongjiang Province, China. Key findings: (a) psychological capital was associated with decreased burnout and increased organizational commitment; and (b) decrease in job burnout was related to reduction in anxiety symptoms.
Citation: Zhou, J., Yang, Y., Qiu, X., Yang, X., Pan, H., Ban, B., Qiao, Z., Wang, L., & Wang, W. (2018). Serial multiple mediation of organizational commitment and job burnout in the relationship between psychological capital and anxiety in Chinese female nurses: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 83, 75-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.03.016
Transitioning Towards New Ways of Working: Do Job Demands, Job Resources, Burnout, and Engagement Change?
The MBI and PCQ were used to investigate the effects of transitions to New Ways of Working (NWW) on employees’ burnout - among other consequences - and how those effects are mediated by psychological capital for 126 employees of a large Dutch provider of financial services. Key findings: (a) NWW had no significant effect on burnout; and (b) NWW transition effects were not mediated by psychological capital.
Citation: Van Seenbergen, E. F., van der Ven, C., Peeters, M. C. W., & Taris, T. W. (2018). Transitioning towards new ways of working: Do job demands, job resources, burnout, and engagement change? Psychological Reports, 121(4), 736-766. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0033294117740134
A Study of Resident Duty Hours and Burnout in a Sample of Saudi Residents
The MBI was used to burnout prevalence in association with working hours of 181 residents from three hospitals Saudi Arabia. Key findings: (a) Burnout prevalence was 81%, and (b) there was no association between working hours and burnout prevalence.
Citation: Hameed, T. K., Masuadi, E., Al Asmary, N. A., Al-Anzi, F. G., & Al Dubayee, M. S. (2018). A study of resident duty hours and burnout in a sample of Saudi residents. BMC Medical Education, 18, 180.
Building Well-Being Among University Teachers: the Roles of Psychological Capital and Meaning of Life
The PCQ was used to measure psychological capital in 412 university teachers in China. Key findings: (a) psychological capital predicted meaning in life over time, (b) meaning in life and psychological capital positively predicted well-being over time, and (c) meaning in life partially mediated psychological capital effect on well-being over time.
Citation: Li, Y. (2018). Building well-being among university teachers: The roles of psychological capital and meaning in life. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2018.1496909
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