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Document ID (ISN)112418
CIS number 12-0172
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Salmela-Aro K., Rantanen J., Hyv÷nen K., Tilleman K., Feldt T.
Title Bergen burnout inventory: Reliability and validity among Finnish and Estonian managers
Bibliographic information Aug. 2011. Vol.84, No.6, p.635-645. Illus. 42 ref.
Internet access Bergen_burnout_inventory_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This study introduces a short measure for burnout (the Bergen Burnout Inventory, BBI) and examines its validity and reliability among managers in Finland and Estonia by means of confirmatory factor analysis. Burnout comprises three dimensions: exhaustion at work (emotional component); cynicism toward the meaning of work (cognitive component); sense of inadequacy at work (behavioral component). A total of 742 young Finnish managers and 414 Estonian managers responded to burnout and effort-reward imbalance scales. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that the BBI can be used for the measurement of burnout in both research and occupational health contexts.
Descriptors (primary) Estonia; Finland; depressive neurosis; psychology of work organization; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; reliability; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization