Relationship between Burnout, Work Family Conflict and Social Support among Male, Female medical Doctors

Rukhsana Hasan, Saima Waqar & Muhammad Manan Haider Khan


The purpose of the research was to assess the relationship between burnout, work family conflict and social support among male and female medical doctors. The sample of eighty doctors i.e. forty males and forty females, were selected from four well known hospitals situated in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The age range of these participants was between twenty five years to sixty years. Forty of them having less than ten years experience while rest of forty participants had more than ten years experience. Both married and unmarried participants were selected. They were given four questionnaires including Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), Work Family Conflict Scale (WFCS), Social Support Scale (SSS) and Social Support Measurement (SSM). Various dimension of MBI measured the overall burnout, and WFC scale was used to investigate its relationship with burnout. Social Support Scales was used to investigate its relationship with both burnout and work family conflict. The results indicated that female doctors had more burnout and having more work family conflict than the male doctors. There was no difference of marital status regarding Work family conflict. Significant positive relationship existed between burnout and work family conflict i.e. higher the work family conflict higher would be the burnout. Hence, significant inverse relationship existed between burnout and social support as higher the social support lower would be the burnout.

 Keywords:    Burnout, Work Family Conflict, Social Support, Medical doctors

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