ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF BURNOUT SYNDROME ON ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP SATISFACTION: THE DARK SIDE OF WORKPLACE BULLYING

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Parisa G. Khoshkar Panteha Farmanesh Gabriel Nweke

Abstract

The present study addressed the issue of whether occupational Burnout Syndrome (BS) is associated with Romantic Relationship Dissatisfaction (RRS) among academics; it was also expected that Workplace Bullying (WPB) moderates the relationship between these variables. A cross-sectional study was conducted by delivering the questionnaire surveys to the recruited sample group of 320 university lecturers from three different universities in Northern Cyprus to test the research hypothesis. Moderated multiple regression analysis was used to analyze the data. As it was hypothesized, our results indicated a negative association between burnout syndrome and romantic relationship satisfaction; indicating higher levels of burnout might lead to lower romantic relationship satisfaction. However, the proportion of romantic relationship satisfaction total score varied slightly when workplace bullying moderated this relationship. Our findings contribute to different scientific aspects by its valuable implications for researchers, practitioners, academicians, managers, and various organization staffs’ self-awareness.

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G. Khoshkar, P., Farmanesh, P., & Nweke, G. (2020). ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF BURNOUT SYNDROME ON ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP SATISFACTION: THE DARK SIDE OF WORKPLACE BULLYING. The South East European Journal of Economics and Business, 15(1), 44-55. Retrieved from http://journal.efsa.unsa.ba/index.php/see/article/view/1134
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Scientific and Professional papers: Economics and Business
Author Biographies

Parisa G. Khoshkar, Girne American University

PhD in progress in Applied Psychology, Msc in Social Psychology, and a current lecturer in psychology field at Girne American University. Her research focuses on multiple fields of interest, such as romantic relationship satisfaction, interpersonal relationships, organizational behaviors, and social psychology related topics.

Panteha Farmanesh, Girne American University

PhD in Business Management, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management. Currently Head of International Business Department/ lecturer/ Board member of Centre for management research/ Board Member of Ethical Committee/ Student Representative at Girne American University.

Research interests: HRM, Diversity, Leadership.

Gabriel Nweke, Girne American University

A social psychologist and a lecturer who formerly worked as a biostatistician in a hospital. He is currently the head of Psychology Department at Girne American University and has published works on social identity, social media, and intergroup behavior.