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Authors: Braunheim, Lisa
Otten, Daniëlle
Kasinger, Christoph
Brähler, Elmar
Beutel, Manfred E.
Title: Individual and work-related predictors of exhaustion in East and West Germany
Online publication date: 23-Jan-2023
Year of first publication: 2022
Language: english
Abstract: Chronic exhaustion is a consequence of detrimental working conditions and demands, as well as inadequate coping techniques, potentially resulting in burnout. Previous research has studied occupational environment and individual factors as predictors of exhaustion. Although these differ between former East and West German states, the regional distinction regarding exhaustion has been neglected. To fill this gap, we used the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory in a representative German sample from 2014 to assess the burnout symptom exhaustion. Estimating ordinary least squares regressions, important burnout predictors were compared between the former East and West German states. Regional differences concerning occupational environments were related to the associations between individual factors, situational aspects of technostress and exhaustion. Associations between individual factors (e.g., female sex, lower working hours, age, partnership status, and household income) and exhaustion were stronger in East Germany, whereas technostress (strain of internet use, number of e-mails during leisure time, and social pressure to be constantly available) was more strongly associated with exhaustion in West Germany. Despite lower financial gratification and a higher social pressure to be constantly available in the East, West Germans were more afflicted by exhaustion. Individual factors and technostress should thus be considered when focusing on job-related mental health issues. Keywords: exhaustion; technostress; burnout; information and communication technologies; East/West Germany
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Document type specification: Scientific article
License: CC BY
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Journal: International journal of environmental research and public health
Pages or article number: 11533
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher place: Basel
Issue date: 2022
ISSN: 1660-4601
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/ijerph191811533
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