Relationship between trust, burnout and aspirations: Predictors and gender differences

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Belikov, Dmitri
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aims of the current study were to investigate: 1) relationship between trust to managers and burnout; 2) gender differences in trust, burnout and aspirations; 3) if age, years work in organisation, years worked in current position, aspirations are predictors of trust and burnout. The participants were general employed population (n=92) who were provided with the survey link on social media websites. The questionnaire comprised 3 measures: Trust Questionnaire (Tzafrir & Dolan, 2004), The Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (Kristensen et al., 2005) and Aspirations Index (Kasser & Ryan, 1993,1996). The negative significant relationship between trust and burnout was found. However, there were no gender differences in levels of trust, burnout and aspirations found, with the exception of “image” subscale of extrinsic aspirations - females reported importance of image higher than did males. There was also no relationship found between age, years worked in company/current position, aspirations and trust and burnout.