The Dimensionality of the Maslach Burnout Inventory across Small Business Owners and Educators

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James S. Boles, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This study tested the dimensionality of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) by comparing three factor structures (i.e., a one-factor structure, a three-factor structure, and a higher order factor structure) in two diverse samples. The comparison of the LISREL measurement models was extended by a series of measurement invariance tests. Additionally, constructs related to burnout had a pattern of correlations to the three MBI dimensions that was similar across the two samples. In aggregate, the analyses suggested that the three-factor structure of the MBI is the most plausible model. By using a sample of small business owners, the current research contributed to existing knowledge on the MBI by establishing the dimensionality and generalizability of the MBI beyond human service occupations.

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Journal of Vocational Behavior 56 (1, 2000), 12-34
Language: English
Date: 2000
Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), burnout, small business owners

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