The linkage between spurned help and burnout among practicing nurses

Wai Hing CHEUK, Bridget SWEARSE, Kwok Sai Tricia CHEUK-WONG, Sidney ROSEN

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Abstract

In the study on helping and being helped, the area of how would-be helpers react when their offer of help is refused by a seemingly needy recipient received attention from researchers only recently. A model has been advanced to address this area of investigation (Cheuk and Rosen, 1992; Rosen, Mickler, and Spiers, 1986). Based on this model, the present study attempted to: (1) further establish the external validity of the model through assessing the spuming-bumout linkage in a sample of practicing nurses in Hong Kong, (2) explore whether social support from one’s supervisor and one’s colleague could buffer the adverse effects of spuming on burnout, and (3) examine the role of workload as a moderating factor. Copyright © 1999 by Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAltruism, narcissism, comity: Research perspectives from current psychology
EditorsNathaniel J. PALLONE
Place of PublicationNew Brunswick
PublisherTransaction Publishers
Pages121-131
ISBN (Electronic)9781351321112
ISBN (Print)0765804670
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Citation

Cheuk, W. H., Swearse, B., Wong, K. W., & Rosen, S. (1999). The linkage between spurned help and burnout among practicing nurses. In N. J. Pallone (Ed.), Altruism, narcissism, comity: Research perspectives from current psychology (pp.121-131). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.