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I won’t make the same mistake again: burnout history and job preferences

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  • Philippe Sterkens

    (Ghent University)

  • Stijn Baert

    (Ghent University
    University of Antwerp
    Université Catholique de Louvain, IZA and GLO)

  • Eline Moens

    (Ghent University)

  • Joey Wuyts

    (Ghent University)

  • Eva Derous

    (Ghent University)

Abstract

The burnout literature has focused on the determinants of burnout, whereas its careers consequences remain understudied. Therefore, we investigate whether recently burned-out individuals differ in job preferences from non-burned-out workers. We link these differences in preferences with (1) perceptions of job demands and resources, as well as (2) the weighting of such perceptions. To this end, a sample of 582 employees varying in their history of burnout judged job offers with manipulated characteristics in terms of their willingness to apply as well as perceived job demands and resources. We find that recently burned-out employees appreciate possibilities to telework and fixed feedback relatively more, while being relatively less attracted to learning opportunities. These findings can be partially explained by differences in the jobs’ perceived resources.

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  • Philippe Sterkens & Stijn Baert & Eline Moens & Joey Wuyts & Eva Derous, 2024. "I won’t make the same mistake again: burnout history and job preferences," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 37(1), pages 1-21, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:37:y:2024:i:1:d:10.1007_s00148-024-00980-6
    DOI: 10.1007/s00148-024-00980-6
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    Keywords

    Burnout; Labour market; Job search; Job preference; Factorial survey experiment;
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    JEL classification:

    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • C83 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Survey Methods; Sampling Methods

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