New nurses burnout and workplace wellbeing: The influence of authentic leadership and psychological capital

Research paper by Heather K. Spence Laschinger, Roberta Fida

Indexed on: 03 Nov '16Published on: 03 Jul '14Published in: Burnout Research


Publication date: June 2014 Source:Burnout Research, Volume 1, Issue 1 Author(s): Heather K. Spence Laschinger , Roberta Fida The detrimental effects of burnout on nurses’ health and wellbeing are well documented and positive leadership has been shown to be an important organizational resource for discouraging the development of burnout. Intrapersonal resources also play a protective role against workplace stressors. This study investigated the influence of authentic leadership, an organizational resource, and psychological capital, an intrapersonal resource, on new graduate burnout, occupational satisfaction, and workplace mental health over the first year of employment (n =205). Results supported the protective role of organizational and intrapersonal resources against burnout, job dissatisfaction, and mental health.