Determining the effect of yoga on job satisfaction and burnout of nurse academicians

Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2022 Jan;58(1):404-410. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12806. Epub 2021 Apr 30.


Purpose: This study was conducted to determine the effect of yoga on burnout and job satisfaction of nursing academicians.

Design and methods: The research is an experimental clinical trial conducted as pretest-posttest with control groups between March and August 2019 in a Nursing Faculty. Participants in the experimental group were given yoga practice (n = 33) twice a week for 8 weeks. Data were collected by using MBI and MSQ.

Findings: The experimental group's mean posttest Personal Achievement, Extrinsic Satisfaction and General Satisfaction scores were higher than that of control group participants, and a highly significant difference was found between the groups.

Practice implications: Yoga practice is effective in reducing the burnout and increasing job satisfaction of nursing academicians.

Keywords: acedemian; burnout; job satisfaction; nursing; yoga.

MeSH terms

  • Burnout, Professional*
  • Burnout, Psychological
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Yoga*