The Role of Social Support on Job Burnout in the Apparel Firm

  •  Treshalin Sellar    
  •  Anthonypillai Anton Arulrajah    


Managing the causes of job burnout has become a momentous phenomenon in career management literature. Majority of the apparel firms in Sri Lanka are experiencing job burnout as a massive dispute where it represents many work-related and non-work related issues that employees endure. In this context, the present study was conducted with the aim of investigating the impact of social support on job burnout among the female worker level employees of a leading apparel firm in Sri Lanka. The study is mainly considering the primary data. Present study is using survey method to analyze the objectives. The data were collected through a self-administrated questionnaire from 142 respondents of the selected apparel firm. The correlation analysis of the study revealed that the social support has a strong negative relationship with job burnout while regression analysis identified that social support is significantly contributing to determine job burnout (51.1%). Moreover, multiple regression analysis indicated that family support has the highest impact on job burnout among the worker level employees. The findings of the study have various managerial implications for other apparel manufacturing firms and other industries in Sri Lankan social context.

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