The Psychometric Characteristics of Maslach Burnout Inventory Student Survey: A Study Students of Isfahan University

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Zeinab Rostami 1 , * , Mohammad Reza Abedi 2 , Willmar B Schaufeli 3 , S. Ahmad Ahmadi 3 , Amir Hossein Sadeghi 3

3 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychol ogy, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

3 Department of Counseling and Guidance, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 Department of Counseling and Guidance, Faculty of Educa tion and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

How to Cite: Rostami Z , Abedi M R , B Schaufeli W, Ahmadi S A, Sadeghi A H. The Psychometric Characteristics of Maslach Burnout Inventory Student Survey: A Study Students of Isfahan University, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(9):-.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (9)
Published Online: February 02, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 02, 2012
Accepted: April 23, 2012

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Abstract

Background: In order to fill the gap of tool for measurement of student burnout in Iran, this study was performed on the 238 female students of Isfahan university that were selected by simple random sampling.

Materials and Methods: The inventory is including 15 items and three subscales. Data were presented by analytical and descriptive statistic and draw table. In order to determine reliability of MBI-SS were used internal consistency method and test-retest.

Results: Coefficient Cronbach's alpha for the exhaustion, cynicism and academic efficacy respectively was 88, 90, 84 (p<0.05) and showed good internal consistency. Also test-retest reliability about 4 weeks later, obtaining a reliability coefficient of 89, 84 and 67 (p<0.01) respectively for exhaustion, cynicism and academic efficacy. Principle component factor analysis with exploration method with warimax rotation was used to determine construct validity. In order to check the concurrent validity and divergent validity of this inventory were used respectively from the University Student Depression Inventory and the researcher made of scale interest to academic filed and coefficients for the exhaustion, cynicism and academic efficacy respectively were obtained -21, -53, -32 (p<0.01). Also concurrent validity for exhaustion, cynicism and academic efficacy respectively were obtained 74, 68 and 50 (p<0.01).

Conclusion: This finding was that the Maslach burnout inventory-student survey is a valid and reliable instrument to measure academic burnout girls.

Keywords

Academic Burnout Maslach Burnout Inventory Iran Validity Reliability

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