Quantitative Examination of Age, Gender, and Emotional Exhaustion in Public Accounting


  • Jamie Eggleston Stowe Liberty University
  • Gene Sullivan Liberty University
  • Stanley W. Self Purdue Global University
  • Tonjua McCullough Purdue Global University
  • Rachel Byers Purdue Global University


organizational psychology, burnout, public accounting, accountants, emotional exhaustion


Professional burnout can be a significant problem for the public accounting industry. Identifying the tendency to burnout can possibly help identify solutions. The purpose of this correlational quantitative study was to examine the relationship between gender, age, and emotional exhaustion (EE) related to burnout in a large, national public accounting firm in the United States. EE is defined as a feeling of excessive emotional stress and being drained by contact with other people. The results of the study indicated that the combination of both age and gender resulted in a statistically significant regression model. Analysis indicated that young, female professionals are more likely to experience EE. The investigation indicated that additional independent variables might more reliably predict the emotional exhaustion within the surveyed population.




How to Cite

Stowe, J. E., Sullivan, G., Self, S. W., McCullough, T., & Byers, R. (2022). Quantitative Examination of Age, Gender, and Emotional Exhaustion in Public Accounting. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 22(2). Retrieved from https://articlearchives.co/index.php/JOP/article/view/5017