SELF-HANDICAPPING AND BURNOUT


AKIN A.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, vol.110, no.1, pp.187-196, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 110 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/01.02.14.pr0.110.1.187-196
  • Journal Name: PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-196

Abstract

Self-handicapping is a process containing strategies of externalization in which an individual can excuse failure and internalize success. This study investigated the relationship of self-handicapping with measures of burnout. The Self-handicapping Scale and the Maslach Burnout Inventory were administered to 309 university students. Self-handicapping was positively correlated to emotional exhaustion, lowered personal accomplishment, and depersonalization. A structural equation model fit the data well and accounted for 20% of the variance in emotional exhaustion, 14% in lowered personal accomplishment, and 10% in depersonalization.