The Greek Burnout Assessment Tool: Examining Its Adaptation and Validity

George S. Androulakis, Dimitra Ap. Georgiou, Olga Lainidi, Anthony Montgomery*, Wilmar B. Schaufeli

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Abstract

Burnout is a significant challenge in the workplace. Its extent is global and its unfavourable consequences are diverse, affecting the individual, the organization, and society. The aim of the present study was to examine the adaptation and assess the validity of the Greek version of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT). The adaptation process included the translation and back-translation of the BAT. Data were collected from 356 Greek employees from diverse sectors. Confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory were utilized to assess the validity of the Greek version of the BAT. According to the findings of the present research, the core symptoms scale and the secondary symptoms scale of BAT-23 and BAT-12 models demonstrated adequate structures for the analysis and measurement of burnout in the Greek context. Finally, the psychometric performance of the BAT-GR-12 compared to the BAT-GR-23 establishes it as a more optimum instrument for the assessment of burnout across Greek working adults.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5827
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2023

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