EFFECTS OF AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR AND PERCEIVED SELF-EFFICACY ON BURNOUT AMONG STAFF OF HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY

W. Evers, W. Tomic*, A. Brouwers

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    Abstract

    This study elicits effects of experienced aggressive behavior and perceived self-efficacy in coping with aggressive behavior on the dimensions of burnout of staff caring for the elderly (N = 551). From the results of the hierarchical regression analysis it appears that physical and psychological aggression and the number of weekly working hours has an effect on emotional exhaustion of staff. Psychological aggression is found to have an effect on depersonalization. The number of weekly working hours and the perceived self-efficacy in turn appear to have an effect on personal accomplishment. Neither sex nor age has an effect on the burnout dimensions. Implications for research and suggestions for work and training of staff caring for the elderly are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)439-454
    Number of pages16
    JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
    Volume22
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • aggressive behavior; self-efficacy; burnout; staff caring for the elderly

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