Junichi Igawa

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Junichi Igawa
Oita University
Faculty of Economics
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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
Associate professor, Faculty of Economics, Oita university

Published Papers

The relationship of Grit between burnout tendency and social statuses in human service professions: Does Grit make it hard to burnout?
Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke
The Japanese Journal of Personality      2019   [Refereed]
In this study, we investigated the relationships between Grit (Consistency/Perseverance) and burnout tendency (Emotional Exhaustion/Depersonalization/Personal Accomplishment) and social status using an online survey of human service professionals ...
Ohtsubo, Y., Sasaki, S., Nakanishi, D., & Igawa, J
Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences   12(2) 113-125   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Third parties intervene in others’ behaviors in various ways, such as punishing a harmdoer and/or helping a victim. Moreover, third parties may reward generous altruists. As such, various types of third-party intervention strategies are conceivabl...
Nakanishi Daisuke, Igawa Junichi, Shiwa Shiro
The Japanese Journal of Research on Emotions   22(3) 118-127   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
This study investigates the relationship between confidence and regret. We predicted that high levels of confidence-where confidence is defined as reduced counterfactual thinking-would limit the experience of regret. A previous study by Gilovich &...
Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke, Shiwa Shiro
The Japanese Journal of Psychology   84(4) 386-395   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
This study investigates characteristics of burnout, as related to job descriptions in mental hospitals and presuppositions of the concept of burnout (burnout is caused as a result of having enthusiasm for a job). The results of a questionnaire sur...
Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke, Shiwa Shiro
Japanese Journal of Social Psychology   28(2) 87-93   Jan 2013   [Refereed]
The purpose of this study is to reveal people's feelings in Japan about "burnout/moetsuki." In Study 1, we conducted a content analysis using articles in newspapers to confirm the usage of burnout/moetsuki. Results indicated that burnout/moetsuki ...


Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke, Maeda Kazuhiro, Kawano Takashi, Shiwa Shiro
Studies in the Humanities and Sciences   57(2) 163-169   Feb 2017
In this study impressions regarding “yorisoi” (cuddle) with human service professionals were investigated. Participants (N=202) assessed their impressions of human service professionals after reading six short vignettes. The two independent variab...
Junichi Igawa
ocial information science : journal of the Faculty of Social Information Science, Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen University   22 75-82   2017
Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke, Ura Mitsuhiro, Sakata Kiriko
Social information Science   20 29-42   Dec 2015
Burnout has a positive image as being "the result of enthusiastic engagement," and in this research, we examined interaction between past enthusiasm for job and reward in order to investigate whether this premise is actually true. We initially pro...

Conference Activities & Talks

Examination of the development of “typical burnout” using a behavioral experiment
Igawa, J, Kawamoto, T., Iotake, R., & Nakanishi, D.
The 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association   11 Aug 2018   
The present study explored a development of typical burnout using behavioural experiment. How much enthusiastic workers are is one important factor of job burnout. We predicted that participants with a high sense of mission for their job would mai...
Is burnout triggered by hard work?
Igawa, J., Wang, W., & Nakanish, D.
The 12th Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology   28 Aug 2017   
A previous experimental study indicated that enthusiasm levels did not affect mental fatigue (Igawa et al., 2014). This is inconsistent with the assumption “that a typical burnout victim is a professional full of idealism and a sense of mission (P...
Differences between burnout and laziness by focusing on self- and others’-evaluations
Igawa, J., Wang. W., Nakanishi, D., Sakata, K., & Hamada, N.
International Association for Relationship Research Conference   21 Jul 2016   
People with burnout symptoms, including emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, could easily be considered being lazy, and they might experience more self-condemnations because of the stigma of being lazy. Therefore, differences between lazine...
Effects of enthusiasm on mental fatigue: Mechanism of "typical burnout"
Igawa, J., Wang, W., Nakanishi, D., & Sakata, K.
The 11th Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology   20 Aug 2015   
We used a fictional vignette to investigate the process of enthusiasm and reward leading to burnout. This research revealed that human service workers with a high sense of mission maintained enthusiasm in the condition without rewards, and as a re...
Effects of enthusiasm and reward on mental fatigue: Does excessive enthusiasm for work cause burnout?
Igawa, J., Matsuo, Y., Sakata, K., Nakanishi, D., & Shiwa, S.
The 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology   4 Aug 2014   
本研究では仕事への情熱とバーンアウト傾向との関係を実験的に検討した。ロールレターメソッドを用い、参加者に長文の手紙への返信を書かせるという方法で心理的な消耗状態に導いた。その結果、情熱を持って手紙への返信を書くことは、精神的消耗には結びつかなかった。これは井川他 (2013) による調査データを支持する結果であった。バーンアウトの前提条件は情熱を持って仕事に取り組むこととされるが、本研究の結果はその前提条件に対して疑問を投げかけるものであった。