Predicting burnout and job satisfaction in workplace counselors: the influence of role stressors, job challenge, and organizational knowledge

Andrea Kirk-Brown, Debra Wallace

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The present study examines the antecedents of burnout and job satisfaction among counselors employed in workplace settings. Workplace counselors face the unique demands of managing dual client relationships (individual and organization) within the counseling setting. Antecedents of the job-related outcomes of burnout and satisfaction are likely to vary from other counseling settings as a function of these unique demands. Survey results from 82 workplace counselors indicated that role conflict was a significant predictor of the experience of burnout and that intrinsic job satisfaction was significantly predicted by the counselors' perceptions of job challenge, as well as by the level of organizational knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-37
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Employment Counseling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

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