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Ilya Bulgakov1
  • 1 HSE University, 20 Myasnitskaya, Moscow 101000? Russian Federation

The relationship between burnout and marital satisfaction

2023. Vol. 13. No. 1. P. 145–160 [issue contents]
Purpose. The aim of the research is to identify the relationship between marriage satisfaction (registered, cohabitation, etc.) and the level of emotional burnout of employees in organizations. Study design. The research was carried out online using a survey, including questions to determine the level of burnout and the level of satisfaction with their marriage (official or unofficial) among the respondents. The sample was purposively expert: the employees of Russian business organizations aged 20 to 69 (43% of them were aged 20 to 29, 34% were aged 30 to 39, 17% were aged 40 to 49, 5% were aged 50 to 59, 1% were aged 60 to 69) of different genders (120 women and 83 men) with different marital statuses (N = 203) (107 married, 87 in unregistered relations, nine in divorced status). Results. Aninverse relationship was revealed between the level of burnout at work and marital satisfaction among the employees. The relationship was most evident in relation to burnout parameters: depersonalization and psycho-emotional exhaustion. At the same time, an increase in professional success was explained by an increase in satisfaction with personal relationships. Separate effects were found in the group of employees with «divorced» status. Conclusions. Findings confirm the relationship between marital satisfaction and burnout among the employees of organizations. The results of the research canbecome a useful supplement for further research of the phenomenon and can also help to understand the specifics of employees’ burnout and ways to communicate with them.

Citation: Bulgakov I. (2023) Vzaimosvyaz' vygoraniya i udovletvorennosti brakom u sotrudnikov rossiyskikh organizatsiy [The relationship between burnout and marital satisfaction]. Organizational Psychology, vol. 13, no 1, pp. 145-160 (in Russian)
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