Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
Print version ISSN 0120-0534
LOPEZ-ARAUJO, BLANCA; OSCA-SEGOVIA, AMPARO and RODRIGUEZ MUNOZ, MARÍA DE LA FE. ROLE STRESS, JOB INVOLVEMENT AND BURNOUT IN SPANISH PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2008, vol.40, n.2, pp. 293-304. ISSN 0120-0534.
This study analyzes the relationship between role stress and burnout and the modulating role of the job involvement in the aforementioned relationship using a sample consisting on 779 professional soldiers of the Spanish Army. The results show that the conflict, the role ambiguity and the two dimensions of job involvement are significantly related and it is in the expected direction with the three symptoms of burnout. In addition, the psychological identification with the job reduces burnout, whereas, on the contrary, the must-obligation feelings boost it. Nevertheless, against the hoped result, the job involvement is not a modulator variable of the relation between the role stress and burnout.
Keywords : role conflict; role ambiguity; job involvement; burnout; professional soldiers.