The Effect of Social Loafing Perception to Workers’ Feelings of Burnout in Organisations*

The aim of this study is to determine social loafing perceptions of employees in the same organisational climate related to co-workers and is to determine its effects on employees’ feeling of burnout. Relying on this goal, data has been obtained by face-to-face survey method from 108 employees who work in a public institution in Zonguldak Province. The results of surveys measuring the burnout by social loafing behaviour perception have been evaluated by SPSS program and the data obtained has been analysed via correlation, simple linear regression, Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis H methods. As a result of the analysis, a positive and significant relationship has been determined between burnout and social loafing perception, and it has been determined that a oneunit increase in social loafing behaviour that employees perceive caused an increase of 0.379-unit on burnout feeling.
Keywords: Social Loafing Behaviour, Burnout, Work

The developing organisational model and organisation management approach enable businesses to be managed more actively and efficiently, creating an
effective competitive power with the performance provided in the era of modern management, where competition is intense. This, of course, includes private sector enterprises. Today, public institutions have not yet been able to adapt to performance and many continue to be governed by classical management. Public institutions continue to be managed as a mechanical structure with phenomena such as dominant vertical hierarchy, autocratic leader model, non-performance concept, non-ergonomic work environment, and proximal organisational climate perception. In such institutions that use state resources, the person who performs the job is no longer important since, naturally, there is no performance anxiety and attention is paid to the completion of the job.

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