Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: The Effect of Burnout in Health Sector Employees on the Turnover Intention: The Mediation Role of Person-Organization Fit
Author(s): Abdullah Caliskan, Nazmiye Ulku Pekkan
Volume: 10
Number: 2
Year: 2019
Page: 469-481
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2019.180
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of burnout on the turnover intention by taking the basis of the Social Exchange Theory (Blau, 1964) and Person-Organization Fit Theory (Tom, 1971) and whether person-organization fit has a mediating role in this effect. In this direction, the population of this study is composed of the employees of the organizations in health sector in Mersin region. With the data collected by survey forms from 526 physicians, nurses and other health sector workers, the relationships between the variables included in this study were tried to be determined by correlation and regression analysis. As a result of the study, it was determined that the health sector workers have a sense of burnout and that the three sub-dimensions of burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, personal success reduction) have positive and statistically significant relationship with the turnover intention. According to the other aim of the study, it was determined that the person-organization fit has a partial mediating effect in the relationship between burnout and turnover intention. According to these results, it is stated that increasing the level of burnout of individuals increases the turnover intention and that the person-organization fit has a triggering effect on this relationship. The results of the study were evaluated and recommendations were made to future practitioners and researchers.

Keywords: Burnout, Person-Organization Fit, Turnover Intention, Mediating Effect

JEL Classification: M10, M19

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