Burnout Among Foreign-Born and Native Swedish Women: A Longitudinal Study
2011 (English)In: Women & health, ISSN 0363-0242, Vol. 51, no 7, 643-660 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The authors of this study addressed burnout experiences (generally defined as chronic depletion of an individual's energetic resources') over time in relation to other factors (e. g., distress, sleep difficulties, job demands, etc.) among foreign-born women and Swedish native women living in Stockholm. The study design was a longitudinal panel survey with two waves one year apart. In the first wave, 3,616 of 6,000 randomly selected women took part, and 2,300 of the initial 3,616 women also participated in the second wave; 427 were foreign-born women, and 1,873 were Swedish native women. Baseline/emerging distress, emerging sleep difficulties, worsening general social support, job demands at baseline/escalating during the assessment period, emerging unemployment, constraints in social support at work, and sustained/emerging financial strain were associated with future burnout, regardless of background. More foreign-born women than Swedish native women reported burnout, with these differences maintained at one-year follow-up. The factors related to burnout were largely the same in both groups, but smoking and cardiovascular disease were related to burnout only among foreign-born women. Younger age, job demands, and working hours were associated with burnout among Swedish native women. The authors found that the women had concurrent problems such as burnout, distress, and sleep problems, but foreign background was not independently related to burnout.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 51, no 7, 643-660 p.
foreign and Swedish women, burnout, distress, work situation, demographics/socioeconomics, longitudinal
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-71142DOI: 10.1080/03630242.2011.618529ISI: 000297583300002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-71142DiVA: diva2:483938
authorCount :42012-01-262012-01-262012-01-26Bibliographically approved