The Effect of Self-Compassion on Job Burnout and Hours Worked in Employees’ Working from Home
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractWorking from home (WFH) has been associated with increased levels of job burnout; a psycho-physiological outcome of experiencing intense or extended periods of work-related stress. Individuals with higher levels of self-compassion have been shown to mitigate the effects of stress by reducing the negative affect associated with stressful situations. The objective of this study was to analyse the effect of self-compassion on job burnout and number of working hours in full time employees WFH. Fifty-eight full time WFH participants (37 females, 21 males; age M = 34, SD = 8 years) completed online self-report questionnaires. Multivariate regression analysis revealed that SC did not predict job burnout and number of working hours for this sample of WFH employees. The obtained evidence suggests that self-compassion was not enough to mitigate job burnout or number of working hours, therefore employers should not rely on employees to manage workloads and hours effectively but assist in developing schedules to reduce the negative impact of job burnout on their mental health.
CitationCotterill, M., Kotera, Y., Garip, G. (2021). 'The Effect of Self-Compassion on Job Burnout and Hours Worked in Employees’ Working from Home.' Journal of Concurrent Disorders, pp. 1-6.
PublisherConcurrent Disorders Society
JournalJournal of Concurrent Disorders
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