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ERIC Number: EJ1007752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Client Characteristics, Organizational Variables and Burnout in Care Staff: The Mediating Role of Fear of Assault
Rose, John; Mills, Sophie; Silva, Daniel; Thompson, Lauren
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v34 n3 p940-947 Mar 2013
A broad range of factors have been identified as having an impact on burnout and performance. To improve our understanding of how these factors interact, a model of carer stress is tested. Staff were surveyed in residential units, assessments included burnout, organizational factors, staff cognitions and ratings of resident challenging behavior. The relationship between challenging behavior and emotional exhaustion was fully mediated by fear of assault. The relationship between emotional exhaustion and experienced safety (an organizational variable) was also fully mediated by fear of assault. The use of the model with staff is supported and it suggests that staff burnout can be reduced by influencing either staff cognitions, organizational factors or challenging behavior or a combination of these factors. (Contains 7 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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