One objective of the present study was to further establish the external validity for a model on spurned helpers' reactions through examining the spurning-burnout linkage in practicing nurses. A second objective was to explore whether or not social support from one's supervisor and one's colleague could reduce the negative impact of spuming on burnout. The last objective was to assess if workload would add to the effects of spuming on burnout. One-hundred seventy-two practicing nurses in Hong Kong responded to a questionnaire measuring the variables of interest. The results revealed once again the adverse effects of spuming on burnout, and that peer support and workload served as important moderators. Copyright © 1998 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.