Skip to main content

A Biopsychosocial Perspective to the Burnout of Korean Workers With Diabetes

Buy Article:

$39.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Objectives : To test a model in which biological and psychosocial factors associated with diabetes contribute to burnout in workers with diabetes.

Methods : In a cross-sectional design, job burnout was related to positive affect, level of diabetes (ie, HbA1c), stress from diabetes, and health-to-work conflict. The model was tested by structural equation modeling using data of 156 Korean employees with diabetes.

Results : Diabetes-related stress and health-work conflict, influenced by HbA1c and positive affect, were associated with job burnout, even controlling for health-related variables.

Conclusions : The study supports the biopsychosocial model of interactions between psychosocial and biological factors and progression of disease.

Keywords: burnout; diabetic workers; distress in diabetes; health-work conflict; positive affect

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.32.6.18

Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Psychology, Kwangwoon University, Seoul Korea.

Publication date: 2008-11-01

More about this publication?
  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

    The Journal aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement; to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs; and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Review Board
  • Reprints and Permissions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more