We draw on the Effort-Reward-Imbalance (ERI) Model to examine factors related to the development of burn-out symptoms as well as the consequences of burn-out. Our sample consists of 168 small and newly founded business ventures. Our results indicate that physical well-being is negatively related to the development of burn-out symptoms. Moreover, burn-out is negatively related to operational performance. Finally, we found some indication of the type of entrepreneur affecting both the relationship between physical well-being and burn-out, and between burn-out and operational performance. Specifically, we found higher correlations among necessity- and opportunity-driven entrepreneurs as compared to rationality-driven entrepreneurs.
Hatak, Isabella; Rauch, Andreas; Fink, Matthias; and Baranyi, Andreas
"DOING WELL BY BEING WELL: THE INTERPLAY OF PHYSICAL WELL-BEING, BURN-OUT SYMPTOMS AND FIRM PERFORMANCE OF NECESSITY-, RATIONALITY- AND OPPORTUNITY-DRIVEN ENTREPRENEURS,"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 35
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol35/iss5/2