Examining factor structure of Maslach burnout inventory among nurses in Taiwan

Huan Fang Lee, Tsair Wei Chien, Miaofen Yen

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Abstract

Aim: To investigate the factorial structure of a Chinese version of the MBI-HSS for nurses in Taiwan. Background: Previous studies have presented different factorial structures using the Maslach burnout inventory-human services survey (MBI-HSS). Methods Secondary data analysis was implemented to explore the factor structure of MBI-HSS using exploratory factor analysis. Confirmatory factor analysis was then performed to verify the modified structure for nurses in Taiwan. Results: The EFA found that three factors explaining 57% of the variance were extracted, and 20 of the 22 items were retained. The goodness-of-fit test was performed using the CFA approach, and it was verified that the modified version of MBI-HSS is a suitable instrument for measuring burnout for nurses in Taiwan. Conclusions: A nationwide sample confirmed the factorial structure of MBI-HSS for nurses in Taiwan with a three-dimension, 20-item assessment, and the variance was not diminished in this sample. Implications for nursing management: These findings demonstrate that the modified version of MBI-HSS provides a suitable instrument for measuring burnout for nurses in Taiwan. Therefore, the modified version of MBI-HSS can be used to compare burnout of nurses across cultures, providing valuable information for policies or preventions in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-656
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Leadership and Management

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