The Moderator Effect Of Goal Climate On The Relationship Between Goal Orientation And Burnout

Koseoglu R., Demir H.

EGE ACADEMIC REVIEW, vol.17, no.3, pp.337-349, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.21121/eab.2017328401
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.337-349
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


This study, which is intended to find out whether achievement goal orientation and employees' harmony with the perceived organizational climate would protect the employees from burnout, was carried out on a sample of 400 bank employees. In the present study, the moderator role of goal climate in the relation between goal orientation and burnout is investigated and the way the employment of ego-oriented employees and task-oriented ones in ego-involving and task-involving climates affects their levels of burnout is analysed. In the findings of the study, the evidence of the moderator role of ego-involving climate was detected only in the relation between ego orientation and emotional exhaustion. When interpreted on the basis of the main problematic of our study, this finding demonstrates that the level of emotional exhaustion felt by the ego-oriented bank employees in our sample decreases when they are employed in an organization with a high-level ego climate. The findings also suggest that the ego-oriented employees show high levels of emotional exhaustion when they work in climates with low level of ego.