Burnout, work satisfactions and psychological well-being among nurses in Turkish hospitals


  • Ronald J. Burke
  • Mustafa Koyuncu
  • Lisa Fiksenbaum


This exploratory study examined the relationship between self-reports of burnout and indicators of work satisfaction and engagement, perceptions of hospital functioning and quality of nursing care, and psychological well-being of nursing staff. Data were collected from 224 staff nurses using anonymously completed questionnaires, a 37 percent response rate. Three indicators of burnout were considered: emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and lack of personal efficacy. Hierarchical regression analyses, controlling for both personal demographic and work situation characteristics, indicated that burnout accounted for significant increments in explained variance on most outcome measures. Explanations for the association of burnout with various outcomes are offered along with potentially practical implications.