Predictors of burnout among nurses in Taiwan

Huan Fang Lee, Miaofen Yen, Susan Fetzer, Tsair Wei Chien

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Nurse burnout is a crucial issue for health care professionals and impacts nurse turnover and nursing shortages. Individual and situational factors are related to nurse burnout with predictors of burnout differing among cultures and health care systems. The predictors of nurse burnout in Asia, particularly Taiwan, are unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictors of burnout among a national sample of nurses in Taiwan. A secondary data analysis of a nationwide database investigated the predictors of burnout among 1,846 nurses in Taiwan. Hierarchical regression analysis determined the relationship between predictors and burnout. Predictors of Taiwanese nurse burnout were age, physical/psychological symptoms, job satisfaction, work engagement, and work environment. The most significant predictors were physical/psychological symptoms and work engagement. The variables explained 35, 39, and 18Â% of the emotional exhaustion, personal accomplishment, and depersonalization variance for 54Â% of the total variance of burnout. Individual characteristics and nurse self-awareness, especially work, engagement can impact Taiwanese nurses’ burnout. Nurse burnout predictors provide administrators with information to develop strategies including education programs and support services to reduce nurse burnout.

頁(從 - 到)733-737
期刊Community Mental Health Journal
出版狀態Published - 2015 8月 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 健康(社會科學)
  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康
  • 精神病學和心理健康


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