The Relationship between Religious Beliefs and Job Burnout among Nurses Working in Hospitals in Gonabad City in 2017


Introduction and Aims: Job burnout such as occupational hazards that have been considered in recent years. This research aimed to investigate the relationship between religious beliefs and job burnout among nurses working in hospitals in Gonabad city in 2017.Materials and Methods: This study is cross-sectional and correlational study. The sample consisted of 100 nurses in Gonabad city who were selected using stratified randomized method. Using the Maslach job burnout and Alport religious beliefs Inventories, data were collected and were analyzed with SPSS version 16 and Pearson, Spearman and independent sample T tests were analyzed. Significant level was considered less than 0.05.Results: Average job burnout in nurses working in hospitals in the Gonabad city 45.53±30.10 and religious beliefs of nurses 39.51±6.02 the mean internal religious orientation 23.37±2.27 and external religious orientation 27.96±5.28 reported. According to the findings, there was inverse and negative association between job burnout and religious beliefs. Among the demographic variables, only age and experience showed a statistically significant relationship with job burnout (P < 0.05).Conclusion: Regarding the role of religious beliefs in reducing job burnout and stress and pressures of work, job burnout consequently involves many jobs such as nursing job, then it is possible to reduce the job burnout of spirituality as a painkiller or at least to decrease demanding and negative impact due to it