Burn-out among gifted adults: the moderating role of psychological capital

Burn-out among gifted adults: the moderating role of psychological capital

Burn-out among gifted adults: the moderating role of psychological capital

Paper presentation262Femke Hovinga, SCALIQ, Zeist, Netherlands

Central AmericaFri 15:30 - 17:00

Scientific

An estimated two-thirds of the gifted people (IQ of 130 or higher) experience long-term and excessive workload, sometimes even resulting in burnout. The aim of this paper is to provide insight into the relationship between job demands and burnout symptoms and the moderating role of personal resources (i.e. psychological capital). With the Job Demands-Resources model, several hypotheses are formulated that we tested by data collected among 193 gifted employees.

The more gifted employees experience perfectionism or the need for control, the more often they experience burnout. We found no positive correlation between work pressure and burnout. Also, no correlation was found between 'knowing your limits' as for 'wanting to do everything' versus burnout. It was assumed that psychological capital has a moderating influence on the relation between various demands versus burnout, which we disproved. Psychological capital however, was found to have a direct negative effect on burnout.

_PARENTS, _POLICY MAKERS, _PRACTITIONERS, _PSYCHOLOGISTS, _RESEARCHERS, _STUDENTS, gifted at work, jobdemands resources model, psychological capital
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