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