Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Language

English

Abstract

A quantitative survey was conducted among a convenience sample of 164 church ministers in China to test a model relating experience of stress, clergy burnout, and clergy health. Results indicated that respondents experience relatively low levels of stress and burnout. The burnout score was 2.73 on a seven-point scale. Stress from family was a significant predictor of overall burnout. The experience of emotional exhaustion was a significant predictor of the occurrence of adverse health symptoms.

Keywords

Clergy stress, occupational health, Maslach Burnout Inventory, China, survey

Publication Date

12-2019

Source Publication Title

Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling

Volume

73

Issue

4

Publisher

SAGE Publications

DOI

10.1177/1542305019886533

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1542305019886533

ISSN (print)

15423050

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Communication Commons

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