The relationship between the dimensions of job burnout with workplace physical environment and facilities among health workers in Golestan province

Alireza Heidari, Mohammad Javad Kabir, Nahid Jafari, Ashrafi Babazadeh Gashti, Mohammad Reza Honarvar, Mansoureh Lotfi, Mansoureh Lotfi

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Abstract

Background and Aims: Job burnout is the reaction of workers to chronic stress, with disastrous physical, psychological and adverse organizational consequences for employees. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the dimensions of job burnout and workplace physical environment and facilities among health workers in Golestan province.
Materials and Methods: In the present cross-sectional study, 1141 respondents out of totally 1275 health workers in Golestan province participated in the survey. The sampling method was census. Data collection was done through a questionnaire dealing with physical environment and facilities of workplace as well as Maslach burnout inventory. Verbal consent was obtained from all participants and their responses were
kept confidentially. Data were analyzed using SPSS and Chi-Square test at a significance level of 0.05

Results: The results of the present survey indicate that the physical condition of the workplace was assessed as weak by 17.4% of participants. Similarly, 24.8% of respondents assessed health house facilities as
weak. There were significant relationships between emotional exhaustion and physical condition as well as workplace facilities (p<0.005). The study, however, did not show a significant relationship between depersonalization and personal performance and workplace physical conditions and facilities (p>0.005).
Conclusion: Regarding the relatively poor workplace physical conditions and facilities, it is recommended to improve these conditions in order to decrease health workers emotional exhaustion.
Keywords: Job burnout, Physical environment, Facilities, Health house, Health worker, Golestan province

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