The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant distress to many individuals and caused substantial changes in their lives. Anecdotal and statistical evidence indicates decreased job motivation and significant job burnout in most recent years. Based on existing job burnout literature, the current study attempts to expand our understanding of the influence of job motivation on job burnout in relation to depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, different types of job motivation compared to one another to examine their effects on two dimensions of job burnout: exhaustion and disengagement. In addition, non-clinical depression served as a moderator between motivation and job burnout. Results showed higher extrinsic motivation predicting higher burnout in general, but identified motivation was not a significant predictor of burnout. As expected, higher intrinsic motivation predicted lower job burnout. Finally, non-clinical depression moderated the influence of intrinsic motivation on job disengagement but not on job exhaustion.
Dr. April Park
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"The Impact of Job Motivation and Non-Clinical Depression on Job Burnout during the COVID-19 Pandemic,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2022, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2022/iss2022/9