[ARTICLE PARTIAL RETRACTION]: Psychometrics properties of Maslach Burnout Inventory in a multifunctional sample

Mary Sandra Carlotto Sheila Gonçalves Câmara About the authors

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.

occupational stress; Maslach Burnout Inventory; test reliability; test validity


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