Work Demands, Recovery Experiences, Sleep, and Burnout in Clinical and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students
The present research study was designed to bring awareness to the ways that work demands, recovery experiences, and sleep quality relate to burnout in 182 clinical and counseling psychology doctoral students. The main research question, specifically, was to examine the extent to which students’ work demands and recovery activities (i.e., relaxation and psychological detachment from work) as mediated by their sleep quality relate to their levels of burnout. Path analysis via structural equation modeling (SEM) was utilized to examine these specific relationships within a single model. The results showed that although participants reported engagement in some recovery activities, they still endorsed high levels of burnout and reported “poor quality” sleep. Additionally, in line with the study’s hypotheses, the results showed that higher work demands are indeed related to lower recovery, poorer quality sleep, and higher rates of burnout. In fact, the results of the SEM showed significant direct effects of work demands, relaxation, and sleep quality on burnout, and significant indirect effects of work demands and relaxation through sleep quality on burnout.
Counseling Psychology|Occupational psychology|Clinical psychology
Torell, Anne Gentry, "Work Demands, Recovery Experiences, Sleep, and Burnout in Clinical and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students" (2021). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI28320627.