Experience of Stress and Burnout among Pastors in China

Kara K W Chan, M. Chen

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A quantitative survey was conducted among a convenience sample of 164 church ministers in China to test a model relating experience of stress, clergy burnout, and clergy health. Results indicated that respondents experience relatively low levels of stress and burnout. The burnout score was 2.73 on a seven-point scale. Stress from family was a significant predictor of overall burnout. The experience of emotional exhaustion was a significant predictor of the occurrence of adverse health symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-237
Number of pages6
JournalThe journal of pastoral care & counseling : JPCC
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Medicine(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • China
  • Clergy stress
  • Maslach Burnout Inventory
  • occupational health
  • survey


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