All you need is … resources: The effects of justice and support on burnout and turnover

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Campbell, Nathanael S.
Perry, Sara J.
Maertz, Carl P. Jr
Allen, David G.
Griffeth, Rodger W.
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We propose and test a comprehensive model of burnout, as influenced by justice and support, and as it impacts the turnover process. Deriving our conceptual model from conservation of resources theory, augmented by several domain-specific theories, we investigate three forms of justice (distributive, procedural, and interactional justice) and two sources of support (from organizations and supervisors) as they influence the development of three dimensions of burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and diminished accomplishment) and subsequent forms of attitudinal withdrawal (organizational commitment and turnover intentions) and behavioral withdrawal (turnover). In a study of 343 social workers, our theoretical path model was well-supported, providing increased understanding of the distinct roles of each form of justice and support in the development of burnout and the subsequent turnover process. Theoretical contributions and implications in the areas of justice, burnout, and turnover are discussed.

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Campbell, N. S., Perry, S. J., Maertz, C. P. Jr., Allen, D. G., & Griffeth, R. W. (2013). All you need is … resources: The effects of justice and support on burnout and turnover. Human Relations, 66(6), 759-782. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726712462614