Positive Psychological Functioning as Mediator in the Relationship between Self-Compassion and Burnout

  • Memoona Shaheen PhD Scholar, Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta
  • Prof. Dr. Zainab Bibi Professor, Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta
  • Prof. Dr. Jahanvash Karim Professor, Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta
Keywords: Self-compassion, Job Burnout, Psychological Functioning, Mediation Analysis

Abstract

The main objective of the current research was to explore the role of positive psychological functioning as a mediator in the relationship between self-compassion and job burnout. The sample consisted of 382 faculty members of the public and private sector educational institutions (teaching faculty of universities) from Pakistan, selected through the non-probability sampling technique (convenient sampling strategy). To measure the hypothesized model, Partial Least Square and Process Macro (SPSS-26) was applied. Results revealed an inverse and significant link between self-compassion and employees' job burnout. Results also revealed that positive psychological functioning dimensions: happiness, curiosity and exploration, personal growth initiative, positive affect, and optimism partially mediate the relationship between self-compassion and employees' job burnout. The results pointed out the significance of self-compassion in repressing employees' job burnout in the presence of positive psychological functioning as a mediator. Research limitations and implications are also discussed in this study.

Published
2020-12-26
How to Cite
Memoona Shaheen, Prof. Dr. Zainab Bibi, & Prof. Dr. Jahanvash Karim. (2020). Positive Psychological Functioning as Mediator in the Relationship between Self-Compassion and Burnout. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review (RJSSER), 1(4), 342-354. https://doi.org/10.36902/rjsser-vol1-iss4-2020(342-354)