Perfectionism, Workholism and Job Burnout in Bank Managers

Author: Shanza Shabir Khan

Supervisor: Zaeema Farooq

Degree: MSc

Year: 2014-2016

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research aims to investigate the relationship between perfectionism, workholism and job burnout in bank mangers. It was hypothesized that socially prescribed perfectionism would be a positive predictor of job burnout. Self-oriented perfectionism would be a negative predictor of Job burnout. Moreover, socially prescribed perfectionism would be negative predictor of workholism. Self-oriented perfectionism would be positive predictor of workholism. Finally, workholism would be a positive predictor of job burnout, and workholism would mediate the relationship between socially prescribed, self-oriented with job burnout. A sample of 160 bank managers (N =160), 98 males (n = 98) and 62 females (n = 62), age range 25 to 50 years (M = 37.23, SD = 8.70) were taken  from private banks  of  Lahore.  Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (FMPS; Frost 1990), Dutch Work Addiction Scale (DUWAS; Schaufely, Taris & Bakker, 2006), and Are You Showing The Signs Of Burnout? (Headington Institute, 2011), were used to assess, perfectionism, work holism and job burnout respectively. Data were analyzed through Pearson Product Moment Correlation, mediation through a series of regression analysis was employed. Results revealed that self-oriented  perfectionism positively  predicted   workholism. Mediation was not found significant. The present study is important in highlighting possible explanations for factors such as perfectionism contributing towards burnout in job.

Keywords: Self Oriented Perfectionism, Socially Prescribed Perfectionism, Workholism, Job Burnout.

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