Leaders' achievement goals predict employee burnout above and beyond employees' own achievement goals

Roy B. L. Sijbom, Jonas W. B. Lang, Frederik Anseel
2018 Journal of Personality  
According to the American Psychological Association (2009), 69% of employees report work as a significant source of job stress. Given that 46% of all employees are severely stressed to the point of burnout (Arnetz, 2006) , it might not be surprising that organizations seek to reduce and prevent burnout to avoid potential burnout-related problems like financial losses, accidents, health problems, reduced productivity, or absenteeism (Maslach, Schaufeli, & Leiter, 2001) . Research on burnout has
more » ... raditionally focused on understanding how individual-level factors like personality or perceptions of the work environment are related to burnout (for an overview, see Maslach et al., 2001) . Acknowledging the ubiquitous influence that motivational factors have on effectively pursuing or realizing one's goals at work, researchers
doi:10.1111/jopy.12427 pmid:30075484 fatcat:xm3spcvocjfahm7efhym2tppgq