Department of Communication Studies
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.
Clergy stress, occupational health, Maslach Burnout Inventory, China, survey
Source Publication Title
Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling
Link to Publisher's Edition
Chan, K., & Chen, M. (2019). Experience of Stress and Burnout among Pastors in China. Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 73 (4). https://doi.org/10.1177/1542305019886533