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Article: Job burnout among construction engineers working within consulting and contracting organizations

TitleJob burnout among construction engineers working within consulting and contracting organizations
Authors
KeywordsBest management practice
Construction industry
Construction management
Engineering firms
Engineers
Personnel management
Working conditions
Issue Date2009
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/me.html
Citation
Journal Of Management In Engineering, 2009, v. 25 n. 3, p. 122-130 How to Cite?
AbstractThis research investigated and compared the experience of job burnout among 249 construction engineers working within consulting and contracting organizations in Hong Kong. The most widely recognized model of burnout, comprising emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and diminished professional efficacy was found to be valid. The sample in this study scored highest in all three dimensions of burnout among nine other occupations in national samples, with engineers working within contracting organizations reporting higher levels of burnout than their fellow engineers working within consulting organizations. The results of the study also showed that burnout attributed largely to stressors associated with job conditions and working environments. In particular, qualitative overload and lack of promotion prospects were found to be the major predictors of job burnout among engineers working within consulting organizations; whereas long working hours, role conflict, role ambiguity, and lack of job security accounted mostly for the burnout among engineers within contracting organizations. This suggested that intervention strategies targeting minimizing burnout, such as job redesign, should be devised with reference to the type of the engineering organizations. © 2009 ASCE.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59752
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.84
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.060
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Research Grants CouncilHKU7113/03E
Funding Information:

This research project is funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC Ref. HKU7113/03E).

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dc.description.abstractThis research investigated and compared the experience of job burnout among 249 construction engineers working within consulting and contracting organizations in Hong Kong. The most widely recognized model of burnout, comprising emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and diminished professional efficacy was found to be valid. The sample in this study scored highest in all three dimensions of burnout among nine other occupations in national samples, with engineers working within contracting organizations reporting higher levels of burnout than their fellow engineers working within consulting organizations. The results of the study also showed that burnout attributed largely to stressors associated with job conditions and working environments. In particular, qualitative overload and lack of promotion prospects were found to be the major predictors of job burnout among engineers working within consulting organizations; whereas long working hours, role conflict, role ambiguity, and lack of job security accounted mostly for the burnout among engineers within contracting organizations. This suggested that intervention strategies targeting minimizing burnout, such as job redesign, should be devised with reference to the type of the engineering organizations. © 2009 ASCE.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectBest management practiceen_HK
dc.subjectConstruction industryen_HK
dc.subjectConstruction managementen_HK
dc.subjectEngineering firmsen_HK
dc.subjectEngineersen_HK
dc.subjectPersonnel managementen_HK
dc.subjectWorking conditionsen_HK
dc.titleJob burnout among construction engineers working within consulting and contracting organizationsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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