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.
|Title of host publication||Altruism, narcissism, comity: Research perspectives from current psychology|
|Editors||Nathaniel J. PALLONE|
|Place of Publication||New Brunswick|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|