Journal of
Neuroscience and Behavioral Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Neurosci. Behav. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2286
  • DOI: 10.5897/JNBH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 65

Full Length Research Paper

Predictors of burnout among community health personnel of primary care units in the Northern region of Thailand

1Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University, Mueang, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand. 2Sukhothai Provincial Public Health Office, Mueang, Sukhothai 64000, Thailand.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 10 March 2010
  •  Published: 30 April 2010


The objectives of this research study were to study the predictors of burnout relationships between factors that contribute to burnout among health personnel in different Primary Care Units in the lower northern region of Thailand. The population consisted of 490 community health personnel. The questionnaire developed for this study was based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The data analysis was done for percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and stepwise multiple regression analysis. The results showed that: workload, policy, income, equity, relationship with executives, the days of work overtime per month, relationship with colleagues, relationship with consumer were significant predictors which were accounted for the variance of burnout at 47.8% (F = 19.137, P < 0.001)


Key words: Burnout, health personnel, primary care unit.