Chen, S. L., Hsiung, H. H., and Chen, C. P. 2022. Heavy Work Investment and Job Burnout: The Moderating Role of Health Promotion and Psychological Capital. NTU Management Review, 32 (2): 1-46. doi:10.6226/NTUMR.202208_32(2).0001
Shu-Ling Chen, Department of Business Administration and Graduate Institute of Logistics Management, National Dong Hwa University
Hsin-Hua Hsiung, Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University
Chiu-Pin Chen, Division of Tourism, Recreation, and Leisure Studies, Department of Business Administration, National Dong Hwa University
Drawing on the effort-recovery theory and the conservation of resources theory, the present study examines the relationship between heavy work investment (workaholism and work engagement) and job burnout. We hypothesize that health promotion and psychological capital can buffer the influence of heavy work investment on job burnout. We collect two waves of data from 309 full-time employees in Taiwan and perform regression analysis. The results indicate that workaholism is positively related to job burnout, and work engagement is negatively related to job burnout. Additionally, health promotion attenuates the positive effect of workaholism on job burnout; psychological capital strengthens the negative effect of workaholism on job burnout.
workaholismwork engagementhealth promotionpsychological capitaljob burnout