Title page for ETD etd-04282011-115609

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Booth, Suzanne Marie
Author's Email Address sbooth5@lsu.edu, suzannembooth@gmail.com
URN etd-04282011-115609
Title Family Supportive Organization Perceptions, Work Role Overload, and Burnout: Crossover Effects of Burnout on Recovery
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Matthews, Russell A. Committee Chair
Elliott, Emily M. Committee Member
Rizzuto, Tracey E. Committee Member
  • perceptions
  • overload
  • social support
  • recovery
  • dyad
  • burnout
  • crossover
  • family-supportive organization perceptions
Date of Defense 2011-04-07
Availability unrestricted
The present study is a dyadic examination of the effects individuals’ perceptions of their partners’ burnout have on the individuals’ burnout and their ability to recover from work demands. The effects of burnout were investigated in light of the presence of the buffer of family-supportive organization perceptions. The proposed model for the study was tested using statistical equation modeling (N = 300 cohabiting couples). Family-supportive organization perceptions were shown to mitigate the influence of work role overload on an individual’s burnout and positively relate to recovery from work. In the model, individuals’ perceptions of their partners’ burnout was driven by both the partners’ actual burnout and the individuals’ own burnout. The predicted crossover effects between individuals’ burnout and their partners’ work recovery were non-significant; also the predicted feedback loop between individuals’ perceptions of their partners’ burnout and the individuals’ work recovery was non-significant. Potential factors influencing these null results and avenues for future research are discussed.
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