The Effects of Physical Activity Training on Occupational Burnout of Employees in the Iranian city of AghGhala in 2012

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Ali Vafaee Najar 1 , Mohammad Vahedian 1 , Hossein Ebrahimipour 1 , Mitra Dogonchi 2 , * , Naser Shafiei 1 , Habibollah Esmaily 3

1 Department of Health and Management and Health Sciences Research Center, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

2 Department of Health and Management, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

How to Cite: Vafaee Najar A, Vahedian M, Ebrahimipour H, Dogonchi M, Shafiei N, et al. The Effects of Physical Activity Training on Occupational Burnout of Employees in the Iranian city of AghGhala in 2012, Jundishapur J Health Sci. 2014 ; 6(1):e94253.

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Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 6 (1); e94253
Published Online: January 10, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 22, 2019
Accepted: January 10, 2014

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Abstract

Occupational burnout leads to a negative self-concept, and negative attitude toward the job. The role of physical activity in physical and mental health of community has been recognized as an integral component. This paper aims to determine the effect of physical activity training on occupational burnout.

In this semi-experimental study carried out in the city of AghGhalain the north of Iran in 2012, 120 employees were selected using convenience sampling, two standard questionnaires (physical activity and occupational burnout) for collecting data. Data were analyzed using SPSS16. Significant level was considered 0.05 in all analyses.

It was found that 45.7% of the employees had no physical inactivity or had low physical activity, 32.7% of them had moderate and 21% had intensive physical activity. Among the subscales of burnout, emotional exhaustion had the highest rate (25.24±9/5). There was a significant relationship between emotional exhaustion and physical activity using Chi-square (χ2) test (p=0/000).

Inactivity, common among employees, causes exhaustion. We recommend the staff be trained for physical activity and also the authorities provide sports facilities for them.

Keywords

Physical activity burnout training

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