International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Exploring the Relationship between Organization-Based Self Esteem and Burnout: A Preliminary Analysis
David Elloy, Vivek Patil

This study examined the relationship between Organization- Based Self-Esteem (OBSE, Pierce, Gardner, Cummings, & Durham, 1989) and the three dimensions of burnout i.e. emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment (Maslach &Jackson, 1981).Our hypothesis was that the three dimensions of burnout would have a negative impact on OBSE. Data collected from 215 employees working in a heavy manufacturing plant in the Midwestern part of the United States supported this hypothesized relationship. The organizational implications of these results and directions for further research are discussed.

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