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Stress Arousal and Burnout as Mediators of Role Stress in Public Accounting

Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research

ISBN: 978-1-78714-528-3, eISBN: 978-1-78714-527-6

ISSN: 1475-1488

Publication date: 8 September 2017

Abstract

The results indicate that role stressors, mediated by stress arousal and the individual burnout dimensions, have a negative influence on job outcomes. In line with predictions regarding the temporal ordering of stress arousal and burnout in the model, each of the job stressors had a significant positive influence on accountants’ stress arousal, and the influence of the individual role stressors on each burnout dimension was either partially or fully mediated via their relations with stress arousal. In turn, the influence of stress arousal on each of the job outcomes was either partially or fully mediated through its relations with emotional exhaustion.

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Smith, K.J., Emerson, D.J. and Everly, G.S. (2017), "Stress Arousal and Burnout as Mediators of Role Stress in Public Accounting", Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research (Advances in Accounting Behavioural Research, Vol. 20), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 79-116. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1475-148820170000020004

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