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

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-196
JournalCurrent Psychology
Volume17
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

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Cheuk, W. H., Swearse, B., Wong, K. W., & Rosen, S. (1998). The linkage between spurned help and burnout among practicing nurses. Current Psychology, 17(2-3), 188-196.