Volume 15, Issue 3 (Autumn 2011)                   hmj 2011, 15(3): 209-217 | Back to browse issues page

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Khammarnia M, Tourani S, Mohammadi R. The effect of social capital dimensions on burnout in female nurses. hmj. 2011; 15 (3) :209-217
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-76-en.html
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Introduction: Social capital is a multi-dimensional concept in social sciences and affecting on many areas of society. Nurses are at high risk of burnout. Studies on burnout have shown that social capital factors impact on burnout. This study aimed to determine the impact of social capital dimensions on the burnout of female nurses in Hashemi Nejad Hospital.
Methods: This was a descriptive - analytic study. The population study sample was the all female nurses in Hashemi Nejad Hospital, (108 female nurses). Social capital and burnout questionnaires were used to collect the data. For data analysis, descriptive statistics, Spearman correlation coefficient and t-test were used by using SPSS.
Results: 70 nurses responded to the questionnaires. Female nurses showed highly emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, however, in terms of person performance, they had bottom exhausted. The findings showed that trust (P<0.01) and giving spirit (P<0.05) had significant relationship with burnout and influencing on that.
Results showed that nurses have high burnout and social capital in some components, affecting on that. Promoting the social capital dimensions in hospitals' staff who are the most important service providers is crucial.
Keywords: Social, Burnout, Nurses
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/18

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