This paper aims to develop a model on job burnout with the work social support and employee engagement. The model argues a mediating of employee engagement in explaining the influence of work social support on job burnout. Further, it also suggest the importance of identification of job burnout not only in the service jobs but also in out of service sector. The paper proposes the relationships between perceived supervisor and coworker support with burnout, and the mediating effect of employee engagement on the direct relationships, by getting the support from conservation of resource theory and job-demand resource theory.
How to Cite:
Jayarathna, S.M.D.Y., 2017. A conceptual model of job burnout and work social support. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management, 12(1), pp.1–16. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjhrm.v12i1.39