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Article: Job redesign as an intervention strategy of burnout: Organizational perspective

TitleJob redesign as an intervention strategy of burnout: Organizational perspective
Authors
KeywordsBest Management Practice
Construction companies
Labor
Organizations
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/co.html
Citation
Journal Of Construction Engineering And Management, 2009, v. 135 n. 8, p. 737-745 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study sought to identify job characteristics associated with burnout in the context of the construction industry and then formulated job redesign as an intervention strategy of burnout. A survey was undertaken to explore the experience of burnout among 403 construction professionals working in the Hong Kong construction industry. The results of the study show that long working hours, role overload, role conflict, role ambiguity, lack of autonomy, and job security are significant job determinants of burnout. Job redesign was formulated based on these findings and implemented in a company. Levels of burnout experienced by the same respondent both before and 1 year after the job redesign demonstrate a significant difference, implying that job redesign does contribute to lower levels of burnout. The importance, ways, and constraints of job redesign as an intervention to manage burnout at organizational levels are discussed. The results of this study should be of direct benefit to policy makers by providing them with a foundation for designing effective organizational interventions to manage burnout and minimize a serious and often hidden cost. © 2009 ASCE.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81880
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.152
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.219
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Research Grants CouncilHKU7113/03E
Funding Information:

The research project is funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC Ref. No. HKU7113/03E).

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dc.description.abstractThis study sought to identify job characteristics associated with burnout in the context of the construction industry and then formulated job redesign as an intervention strategy of burnout. A survey was undertaken to explore the experience of burnout among 403 construction professionals working in the Hong Kong construction industry. The results of the study show that long working hours, role overload, role conflict, role ambiguity, lack of autonomy, and job security are significant job determinants of burnout. Job redesign was formulated based on these findings and implemented in a company. Levels of burnout experienced by the same respondent both before and 1 year after the job redesign demonstrate a significant difference, implying that job redesign does contribute to lower levels of burnout. The importance, ways, and constraints of job redesign as an intervention to manage burnout at organizational levels are discussed. The results of this study should be of direct benefit to policy makers by providing them with a foundation for designing effective organizational interventions to manage burnout and minimize a serious and often hidden cost. © 2009 ASCE.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectBest Management Practiceen_HK
dc.subjectConstruction companiesen_HK
dc.subjectLaboren_HK
dc.subjectOrganizationsen_HK
dc.subjectPersonnel managementen_HK
dc.subjectWorking conditionsen_HK
dc.titleJob redesign as an intervention strategy of burnout: Organizational perspectiveen_HK
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