Commuting in Dublin: an analysis of factors as predictors of occupational burnout

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Murray, Robert
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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This study involves the investigation into some the issues and problems faced by commuters in Dublin everyday, and attempts to help the understanding of how factors like mode of transport and journey length moderate the effects of commuting in terms of the individual’s likeliness to suffer from Occupational Burnout. This study investigated 6 modes of transport; commuters who travelled to work by bus, train (Dart), car, Tram (Luas), cycling and walking while testing for relationships to factors of burnout. Mixed results were recorded with no single mode of transport testing significant for a relationship with burning out, although cyclists reported the lowest levels in exhaustion and cynicism while also recorded the highest rates of professional efficacy. The length of time an individual commuted for also did not seem to have a linear affect on such psychological principles. Gender differences where also accounted for.