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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15303/rjeap.2016.v7i2.a3

 

3 - DOES WORKPLACE CONFLICTS MEDIATE THE ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE-BURNOUT RELATIONSHIP? A STUDY ON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES

TEODORA MAIDANIUC-CHIRILĂ, TICU CONSTANTIN

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Department of Psychology

 

Abstract

The present research investigates the relationships existing among organizational climate, burnout and conflicts in the workplaces.

A number of 151 ( 101/66.88% female and 44/29.13% male) Romanian employees from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, participated at the present study by completing the questionnaires measuring organizational climate, burnout and workplace conflicts.

The results showed significant correlations between organizational support, organizational justice, organizational decisions, workplace conflicts and burnout. Lower levels of organizational support, organizational justice and decisions correlated with higher levels of burnout and workplace conflicts. Moreover, the presence workplace conflicts correlated with high levels of burnout. Furthermore, workplace conflicts mediated the relationship between organizational climate and burnout. The more workplace conflicts exist in the university the more its employees experience more burnout symptoms.

These results have strong practical implications because they can help human resources practitioners to reduce the number of burned-out employees through more efficient training programs designed to increase knowledge about the relationship between organizational climate, workplace conflicts and burnout phenomenon.

 

Keywords: organizational support, organizational justice, organizational decisions, organizational climate, conflicts, burnout

 

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