Identifier

etd-04282011-115609

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

The present study is a dyadic examination of the effects individuals’ perceptions of their partners’ burnout have on the individuals’ burnout and their ability to recover from work demands. The effects of burnout were investigated in light of the presence of the buffer of family-supportive organization perceptions. The proposed model for the study was tested using statistical equation modeling (N = 300 cohabiting couples). Family-supportive organization perceptions were shown to mitigate the influence of work role overload on an individual’s burnout and positively relate to recovery from work. In the model, individuals’ perceptions of their partners’ burnout was driven by both the partners’ actual burnout and the individuals’ own burnout. The predicted crossover effects between individuals’ burnout and their partners’ work recovery were non-significant; also the predicted feedback loop between individuals’ perceptions of their partners’ burnout and the individuals’ work recovery was non-significant. Potential factors influencing these null results and avenues for future research are discussed.

Date

2011

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Matthews, Russell A.

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Psychology Commons

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