This study investigated how gratitude relates to burnout and job satisfaction in mental health professionals. Sixty-five mental health professionals (counselors, case managers, clinical administrators/supervisors, employment/housing specialists, social workers, psychologists) completed questionnaires assessing demographics, job context variables, hope, gratitude, burnout, and job satisfaction. Consistent with hypotheses, workplace-specific gratitude predicted emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and job satisfaction after controlling for demographic/job contextual variables, hope, and dispositional gratitude. In addition, dispositional gratitude predicted personal accomplishment after controlling for demographic/job contextual variables but not after controlling for hope. Implications for counselors and suggestions for future research are discussed.
How Gratitude Relates to Burnout and Job Satisfaction in Mental Health Professionals
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Michelle Lanham, Mark Rye, Liza Rimsky, Sydney Weill; How Gratitude Relates to Burnout and Job Satisfaction in Mental Health Professionals. Journal of Mental Health Counseling 1 October 2012; 34 (4): 341–354. doi: https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.34.4.w35q80w11kgpqn26
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