Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

2020

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Alper Kayaalp

Keywords

Burnout, Developmental Opportunities, Job Demands-Resource model, Self-Determination Theory needs, Turnover Intentions

Abstract

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.

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

42

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
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