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Title: The mediating role of mental health in the relationship between psychological capital and job burnout: an exploratory study

Authors: Xiaolun Cai; Long Ye

Addresses: School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China ' School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China

Abstract: Nowadays, the job burnout phenomenon is very common in China's corporations and it seriously affects the individual performance and the relationship between work and family. In this paper, I take the mental health act as an intermediary variable to build the relationship model between psychological capital and job burnout to explore the impact that psychological capital has on job burnout. The research result shows that psychological capital is significantly negatively correlated with job burnout, and mental health plays mediating role in the relationship between psychological capital and job burnout. The research result shows that mental health plays a critical role in the effectiveness between psychological capital and job burnout. And through logical study and test of the effective of psychological capital that on job burnout, finally find the basis for job burnout to separate away from job vocation situation.

Keywords: psychological capital; mental health; job burnout; mediating role; services technology; management technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2018.090359

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2018 Vol.24 No.1/2/3, pp.119 - 134

Available online: 02 Mar 2018 *

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