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Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)

Print version ISSN 0103-166XOn-line version ISSN 1982-0275

Abstract

CARLOTTO, Mary Sandra  and  CAMARA, Sheila Gonçalves. [ARTICLE PARTIAL RETRACTION]: Psychometrics properties of Maslach Burnout Inventory in a multifunctional sample. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2007, vol.24, n.3, pp.325-332. ISSN 0103-166X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-166X2007000300004.

The Maslach Burnout Inventory was projected to evaluate the Burnout Syndrome in workers. This article analyses the psychometric characteristics (reliability and construct validity) of the Maslach Burnout Inventory - Human Services Survey in a sample of 655 Brazilian workers. The factorial analysis identified three factors: Emotional Exhaustion, Low Professional Accomplishment, and Depersonalization. These three factors explained 55,69% of the total variation of the subject's answers. All of them have reached a satisfactory level of internal consistency, considering that the first Factor (Emotional Exhaustion) and the second (Low Professional Accomplishment) could function independently. Factor 3 (depersonalization), as its internal consistency was under .80, can not be considered as independent scale. However, this sub-scale contributes in an explanatory way to the comprehension about the Burnout Syndrome configuration in workers.

Keywords : occupational stress; Maslach Burnout Inventory; test reliability; test validity.

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