Référence bibliographique 
Liu, Siyao. 2010. «How Are Various Sources of Social Support Related to Employee Risk of Burnout?». Mémoire de maîtrise, Gatineau (Québec), Université du Québec en Outaouais, Département des sciences administratives.
«The objective of this research is to explore the relationship between different sources of social support and employee risk of burnout.» (p. 27)
«Do different sources of social support (i.e. supervisors, colleagues, direct-related family (spouse), and extended family and friends) explain a different percentage of the variance of employee risk of burnout? […] Do stress, coping strategies and social support have similar or differential relationships with employee risk of burnout? […] Do sources of social support have the same effect on employee risk of burnout across categories?» (p. 27)
«The sample included 1078 French-speaking employees working full time in a large school board in the Outaouais.» (p. I)
Type de traitement des données :
According to the author, «[s]ources of support were significantly related to emotional exhaustion […]. Social support from supervisors, a spouse and friends had significant effects on emotional exhaustion; however, there was no significant effect on emotional exhaustion for social support from colleagues and extended family members. […] Social support from supervisors, extended family members and friends had significant effects on depersonalization; however, there was no significant effect on depersonalization for social support from colleagues and a spouse. Sources of social support as predictors were significantly related to personal accomplishment […]. Social support from supervisors and friends has significant effects on personal accomplishment; however, there was no significant effect on personal accomplishment for social support from colleagues, a spouse, and extended family members. Correlations among sources of stress, coping strategies and social support for each of the three variables of employee risk of burnout were computed. Stress, coping strategies and social support has similar correlations with emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, but had differential correlations with personal accomplishment. The employee category factor had a significant effect on each of the social support sources: supervisors, colleagues, a spouse, extended family and friends; however, the effects of each employee category were different for each individual social support source.» (p. I-II)