Work characteristics and sickness absence in burnout and nonburnout groups: a study of Swedish health care workers

U. Peterson, E. Demerouti, G. Bergström, M. Asberg, A. Nygren

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to search for constellations of work characteristics that discriminate people who experience burnout from those who do not, and also from those who score high in exhaustion but not in disengagement, and vice versa. The study is based on data from 3,719 employees in a County Council in Sweden. Discriminant analysis revealed that four burnout categories (nonburnout, disengaged, exhausted, and burnout), related in different ways to self-reported work characteristics. The proportions of respondents with overtime, sickness absence, and sickness presence were higher in the burnout and the exhausted groups compared with the nonburnout group. The most common professions in the burnout group were, unexpectedly, dental nurses, secretaries, and service staff.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-172
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Stress Management
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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