Burnout, work engagement and workaholism among highly educated employees: Profiles, antecedents and outcomes

Hely Innanen, Asko Tolvanen, Katariina Salmela-Aro
2014 Burnout Research  
The circumplex model of subjective well-being at work Highly educated employees Person-oriented approach a b s t r a c t The present study examined the longitudinal profiles of burnout, engagement and workaholism among highly educated employees. First, the latent profile modeling indicated two latent classes: Engaged and Exhausted-Workaholic. Second, the results revealed that employees with the Engaged profile experienced high levels of energy and dedication, whereas employees with the
more » ... s with the Exhausted-Workaholic profile experienced exhaustion, cynicism and workaholism. Social pessimism in the transition from high education to work predicted poor subjective well-being at work. Further, workaholism decreased during the career among members of the Exhausted-Workaholic profile suggesting positive direction during career. Finally, Engaged employees experienced detachment and relaxation, life satisfaction and rewards.
doi:10.1016/j.burn.2014.04.001 fatcat:w5qvod5e75epvm6wijtt3tas3u