Interpersonal behaviour in relation to burnout
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Interpersonal behaviour in relation to burnout

Nina Geuens Researcher, Karel de Grote University College, Antwerp, Belgium
Annemie Leemans Lecturer, Karel de Grote University College, Antwerp, Belgium
Annick Bogaerts Researcher-lecturer, Centre for Research and Innovation in Care, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Peter Van Bogaert Professor, Centre for Research and Innovation in Care, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Erik Franck Professor, Centre for Research and Innovation in Care, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Nina Geuens and colleagues consider predictors of job satisfaction in a group of Flemish midwives and what can be done to improve it

Organisational and work-related challenges faced by midwives make them vulnerable to burnout, but individual factors, such as interpersonal behaviour, can also contribute. A study in eight hospitals in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium investigated the prevalence of burnout among Flemish midwives, assessed their interpersonal behaviour, and explored the relationship between interpersonal behaviour, burnout, job satisfaction and intention to leave. This article describes the study and reports the findings.

Nursing Management. 22, 8,26-32. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.8.26.s27

Correspondence

nina.geuens@kdg.be

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 23 August 2015

Accepted: 21 September 2015