Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Burnout, Developmental Opportunities, Job Demands-Resource model, Self-Determination Theory needs, Turnover Intentions
Through the lens of the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) Model, potential moderating effects of Self-Determination Theory (SDT) needs were investigated for the relationships between developmental opportunities and both turnover intentions and burnout in a sample of healthcare employees. SDT needs include the need for competence, the need for relatedness, and the need for autonomy, which are all theorized to be important pieces of optimal psychological functioning. Results indicated that developmental opportunities were negatively related to both turnover intentions and burnout, and these effects were moderated by the employee’s sense of relatedness, such that those with low relatedness appreciated even more reduction in turnover intentions and burnout. These findings provide further evidence for the use of providing developmental opportunities as an important organizational intervention, while illuminating the extra potential for employees that have less social support at work.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Burn out (Psychology)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Gravholt, Derek, "The Relationship between Developmental Opportunities, Burnout, and Turnover Intentions: An Exploration of Potential Moderating Effects" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3918.