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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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JIMENEZ, Elena María Hidalgo. Work design and Burnout: a study of their relationship. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.4, pp. 744-754. ISSN 1984-6657.

Burnout represents one of the main problems in the area of health at work. In this research we start from new theoretical models that approach work design (WD) from an extended perspective (motivational, social, and contextual characteristics) to establish its relationship with burnout and learn to what extent the different dimensions that make up burnout can be explained by different job characteristics. Our sample included 405 Spanish workers who responded voluntarily and anonymously. The instruments used were the Work Design Questionnaire - WDQ and the Brief Burnout Questionnaire (Cuestionario Breve de Burnout - CBB). Using an ex post facto design, bivariate correlations and multiple regressions were applied. The results obtained show which characteristics of WD explain or are related to burnout, providing basic elements for the development of WD models that are most appropriate to each organizational context.

Keywords : Work design; job characteristics; burnout.

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