Antecedents of Job Burnout Among Small Company Presidents


  • Richard C. Becherer The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Diane Halstead The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • John Maurer Emeritus Professor of Management Wayne State University


Several studies suggest that small business presidents  may be especially susceptible  to job burnout because of their personality traits  and the unique  organizational demands of their position. This issue  has not been directly tested in small business research, however. This exploratory study examined the relationship of several personal, work, and environmental characteristics to job burnout among  2 I 5 small company presidents. A series of regression analyses found that five variables explained 44 percent of the variation in burnout levels among small business presidents. Each of the five predictor variables was individually significantly related to burnout. The results of this study suggest that effective  coping strategies for job burnout among small company presidents may be both individual- and situation-specific.


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Antecedents of Job Burnout Among Small Company Presidents. (2000). Journal of Small Business Strategy (archive Only), 11(1), 26-38.