Comparative Study

| Published: November 20, 2018

A Study of Job Burnout and Exploitation among Government and Private Employee

Vikram. V. Talpada

Ph.D. Research scholar Department of Psychology, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar. Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Sangeeta. N. Pathak

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.058/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.058


The purpose of this study was to explore the Job Burnout and Exploitation among Government and Private sector Employee. Burnout is defined as a symptom of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment at work due to work activity (Meshach, 1982). Burnout is a prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job, and is defined by the three dimensions of exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficacy. Wright (1997) proposes a related definition of exploitation though it is not formulated in terms of the concept of rent. In addition to the causal link between advantages and disadvantages of classes, Wright requires that the advantaged class depend on the fruits of labor of the disadvantaged class for exploitation to exist. Thus when the European settlers displaced Native Americans they did not exploit by obtaining an advantage at the expense of Native Americans; they engaged in “no exploitative economic oppression.”The sample consisted of 60 employees from government and private sector in Kheda and Ahmadabad. This includes 30 male and 30 female Government & private sector employees. (Bank/ LIC) The instruments used to measure the variables were: 1. job burnout and 2. Exploitation. The tool used for the research is job burnout scale developed by Zaki Akhtar and exploitation scale by Ramandeep Kaur and Mena Jhamat. Job- burnout scale has 30 statements, out of which 28 are positive and 2 are negative. And exploitation scale has 46 items.  Data will be analyzed by‘t’ test. The findings of the study indicated that a major portion of the employee’ population faced moderately low Job burnout and exploitation and the remaining faced moderately high job burnout and exploitation. Experience and gender did not affect the job burnout and exploitation among employee.

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018