Nurses in double trouble: Antecedents of job burnout in nursing profession

Burnout in nursing profession

  • Mirza Ashfaq Ahmed University of Gujrat
  • Mirza Naveed Shahzad Department of Statistics, University of Gujrat
  • Bushra Akram Department of Psychology, University of Gurjat
Keywords: Family support, Job burnout, Nursing profession, Working environment


Objective: To understand the most prominent factors contributing to job burnout in the nursing profession.

Methods: Mixed method design was used in this study. In the qualitative part of the study, a focus group discussion approach was used to determine the major factors contributing in nurses’ job burnout. The quantitative part was conducted by using a questionnaire based on the theme generated in the qualitative part along with other demographic information. The data was collected from 93 nurses with 90.3% response rate.

Results: The proposed logistic regression model was able to correctly classify the 96% job burnout cases using factors mutually agreed in the focus group discussion. All the factors are significantly contributing to job burnout. However, the unfavourable work environment contributes more to job burnout as compared to the unfavourable support from family.

Conclusion: unfavourable support of work environment and unfavourable support from family are the main contributors in the job burnout of nurses. Therefore, an equal improvements in both areas should be made on the priority basis to retain the happy nurses to deliver excellent healthcare services.


How to cite this:
Shahzad MN, Ahmed MA, Akram B. Nurses in double trouble: Antecedents of job burnout in nursing profession. Pak J Med Sci. 2019;35(4):934-939. doi:

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