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Anisi J, Khabbazi Ravandi M R. Preparing and compiling a job burnout twenty- item questionnaire based on Geldard Burnout Inventory. ioh. 2015; 12 (4) :47-55
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1178-en.html

Educator Allameh Tabataba’I University, , reza.khabbazi2008@Gmail.com
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Background and aims: Job burnout is a prevailed problem among employees. An Inventory that has been formed to assess counselor’s job burnout is Geldard Burnout Inventory. The aim of this research was to determine the factorial structure of this questionnaire, to prepare the short version that can be used for all jobs.
 Methods: Tools used in this study included the Job Descriptive Index and Geldard Burnout Inventory. The studied statistical population consisted of 460 subjects from male employee who were working at office jobs. Type of research method was correlation. To determine the questionnaire’s reliability and correlation, at the start 20 questions from 40 questions of Geldard Burnout Inventory were selected and both twenty-item and forty-item questionnaire were conducted on a group and correlation between two questionnaires was determined. To determine contemporary validity, correlation between prepared questionnaire and Job Descriptive Index was acquired. The obtained data were analyzed by inferential statistical tests (exploratory factor analysis, independent average comparison test and Pearson correlation test).
Results: exploratory factor analysis showed that short questionnaire of job burnout was consist on three factors: prevailed atmosphere on job environment, job mass and pressure and emotional exhaustion. Results showed that prepared questionnaire and it’s dimensions are positively significantly correlated with Geldard forty- item questionnaire and are negatively significantly correlated with Job Descriptive Index, so both results imply sufficient validity.
Conclusion: Given the approval of the prepared twenty-item questionnaire, it is able to identify and distinguish those are at risk of job burnout so the short version of the questionnaire can be used for organizational planning and preventive and identifying plans of job burnout at organizational and individual levels and also for individual and group researches.

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Job Exhaustion
Received: 2014/09/17 | Accepted: 2015/05/22 | Published: 2015/10/4

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