The Role of Training, Democratization, and Self-Actualization in Addressing Employee Burnout

  •  Randa El Bedawy    
  •  Omar Ramzy    
  •  Aya Maher    
  •  Omar Eldahan    


The objective of this study is to investigate in depth the factors that can reduce the effect of employee burnout in Egypt. From the literature review, the variables of perception of employee development programs (IV1), time spent on employee development programs (IV2), self-actualization (IV3), and workplace democratization (IV4) were identified. To study these variables on employee burnout, SEKEM, a company in Egypt known for its innovative application of human development initiatives, was selected as a case study from Egypt. A single cross-sectional analysis of the employees of the company was used and data was collected with a questionnaire using a 7-level scale.The results were then analyzed with a principal component analysis, Cronbach’s alpha, and Spearman’s rank correlation.The results confirmed the validity and inter-reliability of the model as well as showed the significant negative relationship between both IV1 & IV3 and between employee burnout. IV2 and IV4 were not found to be significantly related to employee burnout.The significance of the research is that few studies in Egypt are made on the issue of employee burnout, and the study of SEKEM provides a rare insight into the application of such concepts.

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