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Job satisfaction, occupational stress, burnout and work engagement as components of work-related wellbeing

Sebastiaan Rothmann
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 34, No 3 | a424 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v34i3.424 | © 2008 Sebastiaan Rothmann | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 April 2008 | Published: 18 November 2008

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Sebastiaan Rothmann, North-West University - Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa

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The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction, occupational stress, burnout and work engagement as dimensions of work-related wellbeing in a sample of members of the police force in South Africa. A survey design was used. Stratifed random samples of members of the police force (N = 677) were taken in the North West Province of South Africa. The Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire, Police Stress Inventory, Maslach Burnout Inventory – General Survey and Utrecht Work Engagement Scale were used as measuring instruments. The results provided support for a four-factorial model of work-related wellbeing consisting of the following dimensions: job satisfaction (indicating pleasure vs. displeasure), occupational stress (indicating anxiety vs. comfort), burnout (indicating fatigue vs. vigour), and engagement (indicating enthusiasm vs. depression).


wellness; motivation; energy; distress; eustress


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