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The relationship between job insecurity and burnout

N Tilakdharee, S Ramidial, Sanjana Brijball Parumasur
South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences | Vol 13, No 3 | a103 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v13i3.103 | © 2010 N Tilakdharee, S Ramidial, Sanjana Brijball Parumasur | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 September 2010 | Published: 10 September 2010

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N Tilakdharee, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
S Ramidial, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Sanjana Brijball Parumasur, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Abstract

Organisational survival has necessitated more flexible practices (short-term contracts and outsourcing) and, the need for an effective workforce that is able to work continuously under immense pressure.  Whilst the former has raised feelings of job insecurity, the latter has resulted in burnout.  This study aims to assess levels of job insecurity and burnout amongst 87 employees in a training and development environment, relationships between these two key dimensions and the impact of biographical variables.  Data, collected using the Job Insecurity Questionnaire (JIQ) and the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (OLBI), reflects a significant relationship between these dimensions.  The study provides recommendations for reducing their catastrophic individual and organisational consequences.


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