New nurses burnout and workplace wellbeing: The influence of authentic leadership and psychological capital

Heather K. Spence Laschinger (Lead Author), Roberta Fida

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The detrimental effects of burnout on nurses’ health and wellbeing are well documented and positive leadership has been shown to be an important organizational resource for discouraging the development of burnout. Intrapersonal resources also play a protective role against workplace stressors. This study investigated the influence of authentic leadership, an organizational resource, and psychological capital, an intrapersonal resource, on new graduate burnout, occupational satisfaction, and workplace mental health over the first year of employment (n = 205). Results supported the protective role of organizational and intrapersonal resources against burnout, job dissatisfaction, and mental health.

© 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier GmbH. This is an open access article under the CC-BY-NC-ND license (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-28
Number of pages10
JournalBurnout Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014


  • Burnout
  • Authentic leadership
  • Psychological capital
  • New graduate nurses

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