Antecedents of burnout and its relationship to internal audit quality

This article [written by Mohannad Al Shbail, Zalailah Salleh, Mohd Nazli Mohd Nor] – published in Business and Economic Horizons, Volume 14(4), 2018.

Title: Antecedents of burnout and its relationship to internal audit quality

Abstract: This paper presents an assessment on the effect and consequences of burnout as a factor impacting premature sign-offs (PMSO) among internal auditors. Hence, questionnaires were sent to 187 internal auditors from Jordan to gather data. The data analysis results show the presence of some job burnout antecedents which are: ethical tension, role conflict, role ambiguity, and neuroticism personality trait. For internal auditors, job burnout can reduce the level of their job satisfaction. Meanwhile, dissatisfaction in the workplace among internal auditors, may increase negative behaviours including premature sign-offs.

Keywords: Ethical tension, role ambiguity, role conflict, neuroticism job satisfaction, job burnout, premature sign-off

Citation: Al Shbail, M., Salleh, Z., Mohd Nor, M. N. 2018. Antecedents of burnout and its relationship to internal audit quality. Business and Economic Horizons, Vol.14, Issue4, pp.789-817. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15208/beh.2018.55