Burnout, Spiritual Well-Being, and Life Satisfaction Among General Surgeons of Tertiary Care Hospital Lahore
Dr. Wahida Anjum, Assistant Professor, Lahore School of Behavioural Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan.
Anum Sajid, PhD Scholar, Department of Clinical Psychology, Shifa Tameer E Millat University, Islamabad.
Associate Professor/HOD, Lahore School of Behavioural Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan.
Dr. Nazish Idrees Chaudhary, Assistant Professor, Lahore School of Behavioural Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan.
Eza Rabab, Lecturer, Lahore School of Behavioural Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan.
The current study investigated the relationship between burnout, spiritual well-being, and life satisfaction among general surgeons of tertiary care hospitals in Lahore. Predictors of life satisfaction were also explored. A correlational research design and survey method were used. The sample size was determined online using the G. Power calculator on a two-tailed test with a medium effect size of N=100 general surgeons approached through a purposive sampling technique. Data were collected from January to March 2023 through the paper-pencil method consisting of a demographic information sheet, burnout inventory, spiritual well-being, and life satisfaction. Software of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24 was used. The age ranges of the participants varied from 25 to 40 years, with 56 women and 44 men. Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficients of the scales were found to be excellent on the current sample. Results of the Person Product Moment correlation showed that burnout has a significant inverse relationship with spiritual well-being and life satisfaction. Spiritual well-being has a significant positive relationship with life satisfaction. Burnout, spiritual well-being, and demographic variables significantly predicted life satisfaction among general surgeons. Implications of the study will be discussed in the cultural context of Pakistan.