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Table 2 Associations of workloads, job stresses and work-related stressors with burnout and intention to leave the profession among hospital employees

From: Explaining burnout and the intention to leave the profession among health professionals – a cross-sectional study in a hospital setting in Switzerland

  Increased burnout symptoms (16–24) Frequent thoughts of leaving the profession (several times per month to daily)
% aORa) 95% CI % aORa) 95% CI
Population at risk / affected 8.2    16.1   
Temporal workload
 No regular overtime 4.0 1   12.4 1  
 1–2 long hours/week 9.1 2.47 1.53–3.97 19.3 1.70 1.25–2.31
 3–5 long hours/week 12.8 3.77 2.22–6.39 17.1 1.63 1.11–2.39
 6+ long hours/week 13.9 4.10 2.10–8.01 17.2 1.71 1.01–2.88
Number of cases in model   1629    1649  
Physical workload
 Low (0–1) 5.0 1   12.0 1  
 Medium (2–5) 5.5 1.18 0.64–2.16 11.9 0.96 0.64–1.46
 High (6–10) 11.5 2.78 1.49–5.17 21.8 1.90 1.23–2.91
 Very high (11–20) 22.6 6.57 3.20–13.46 32.5 3.21 1.85–5.55
Number of cases in model   1629    1649  
Emotional job stress
 Low (0–5) 4.5 1   8.1 1  
 Medium (6–10) 3.2 0.79 0.36–1.73 10.2 1.35 0.77–2.35
 High (11–15) 11.4 3.12 1.56–6.24 20.6 3.32 1.96–5.63
 Very high (16–20) 22.4 7.59 3.16–18.23 36.4 8.67 4.32–17.41
Number of cases in model   1706    1725  
Mental job stress
 Low (0–5) 1.9 1   6.6 1  
 Medium (6–7) 5.0 2.71 1.28–5.73 13.0 2.27 1.47–3.50
 High (7–9) 12.7 7.57 3.68–15.56 23.0 4.58 2.97–7.07
 Very high (10–15) 31.9 25.39 11.84–54.46 39.9 10.30 6.16–17.21
Number of cases in model   1722    1740  
Effort-reward imbalance
 (Very) low (≤0.8) 0.5 1   3.4 1  
 Moderate (> 0.8–1.0) 2.8 6.68 0.85–52.27 5.2 1.58 0.65–3.85
 High (> 1.0–1.5) 7.6 20.00 2.75–145.6 16.7 6.54 3.00–14.29
 Very high (> 1.5) 28.6 97.69 13.29–717.9 46.2 30.06 13.34–67.73
Number of cases in model   1620    1637  
Work-life imbalance
 Low (0–5) 1.9 1   6.5 1  
 Medium (6–10) 3.9 2.42 1.16–5.07 11.7 2.00 1.32–3.04
 High (11–15) 14.7 10.43 5.35–20.35 25.5 5.46 3.67–8.13
 Very high (16–20) 33.6 32.64 15.74–67.69 45.8 14.57 8.87–23.93
Number of cases in model   1728    1747  
  1. a)Odds ratios adjusted for sex, age and education