Personal Resources and Job Burnout of High-Level Managers in International Organisations in Poland

Agnieszka Czerw


Background. The proper functioning of man in different areas of their life depends largely on their personal resources. This equipment becomes especially important in the case of high environmental requirements (e.g. in an organisation), which may lead to negative psychological phenomena such as job burnout. Research aims. The aim of this paper is to analyse the impact of personal resources (the sense of life meaning and the optimism level of an employee) on the level of job burnout. Methodology. The group of 119 Polish high-level managers in two large international production companies were included in the research. Three questionnaires: diagnosing the sense of meaning of life, optimism, and job burnout were used. The regression analysis has shown that both optimism of managers and the sense of meaning of life have a significant impact on the level of job burnout. However, this impact is differentiated. Key findings. The research shows that optimism and sense of life presence protects against job burnout, but the search for meaning of life is positively related to burnout. In this context, employees and organisations should be advised to strengthen the optimism level and the presence of life meaning.
Author Agnieszka Czerw (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
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- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Contemporary Management, [Współczesne Zarządzanie], ISSN 1643-5494, (B 14 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.95
Keywords in Englishmanagers, job burnout, personal resources, optimism, meaning of life
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)14
Citation count*1 (2021-02-27)
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