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Psychometric properties of Maslach Burnout Inventory-General survey (MBI-GS) in an uncertain Economy

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Business, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, PAKISTAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (10), Pages 47-57, October,2 (2015)

Abstract

We tested the Maslach burnout inventory- general survey (MBI-GS) in an uncertain economy. Theoretically, MBI consists of three sub-scales: emotional exhaustion, cynicism and personal efficacy. We further test for the relationship between the three subscales as indicated by the literature. We used confirmatory factor loading (CFA) to validate the instrument and structural equation modeling (SEM) to test the relationship of variables. The data was collected from two hundred and sixty-three employees in Pakistan. The results confirmed that MBI-GS is a three- factor construct. MBI-GS is valid and reliable scale. The results also confirmed the relationship within the subscales (positive relationship of exhaustion and cynicism and negative relationship of cynicism and personal efficacy) in the developing country.

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