The Impacts of Servant Leadership and Organizational Politics on Burnout: A Research among Mid-Level Managers

Nihat Kaya, Samet Aydin, Gulumser Ongun


Burnout, as a factor related to an individual’s success, is defined as being exposed to behaviors that negatively affect performance and mainly refers to chronic stress. This research focuses on the effects of servant leadership on burnout through organizational politics. Data for the study were collected by survey method with participation of 401 employees from 49 different organizations. Obtained data were subjected to factor analysis with SPSS in order to check the internal consistency of the sample. Thereafter, by using AMOS software, confirmatory factor analysis were conducted and with structural equation modeling method research hypothesis of the study were tested. The results revealed that burnout was not emerged by servant leadership through organizational politics. Even though servant leadership is related to a change by creating a vision, this change process does not affect employees negatively because it comprises long-term plans and occurs spontaneously.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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