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Eun Jung Yeom 1 Article
Factors Affecting Burnout among Coast Guard of West Regional Headquarters in Korea
Eun Jung Yeom, Sunhee Cho
STRESS. 2017;25(4):220-226.   Published online December 31, 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2017.25.4.220
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Background:

Purpose of this study was to investigate the degree of burnout and to explore factors affecting burnout among coast guard of west regional headquarters in Korea.

Methods:

Self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted on 250 coast guard members working in west sea area. A total of 238 data were analyzed with frequency analysis, t-test or ANOVA, Scheffe test, Pearson’s correlation and multiple regression analysis.

Results:

The mean score for burnout (2.38±0.91), depression (6.38±5.28), secondary traumatic stress (2.25±0.63), job stress (2.70±0.78), and social support (3.50±0.72) were presented. The significant major predictors of burnout were job stress, depression, social support, current work unit-office, current work unit-vessel, satisfaction with work unit-dissatisfaction, and satisfaction with work unit-medium. Explanatory power for variables was 61.3%.

Conclusions:

To prevent and manage burnout on proper level, it is recommended to develop and implement support programs to lower job stress and depression while boosting familial and social support.


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