Validation of the Japanese Version of the Burnout Assessment Tool

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Sakakibara , K , Shimazu , A , Toyama , H & Schaufeli , W B 2020 , ' Validation of the Japanese Version of the Burnout Assessment Tool ' , Frontiers in Psychology , vol. 11 , 1819 . https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01819

Title: Validation of the Japanese Version of the Burnout Assessment Tool
Author: Sakakibara, Keiko; Shimazu, Akihito; Toyama, Hiroyuki; Schaufeli, Wilmar B.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Education
Date: 2020-08-11
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Frontiers in Psychology
ISSN: 1664-1078
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/319669
Abstract: The current study aimed to validate the Japanese version of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT-J), a new burnout measure. We conducted an Internet survey to confirm the validity and reliability of the BAT-J, using registered monitors from a Japanese survey company. The first-wave survey was conducted in May 2018, with 1,032 monitors. Of these, 498 participated in the second-wave survey in June 2018 to confirm 1-month test-retest reliability. We examined the factorial validity of the BAT-J core symptoms (BAT-JC) and BAT-J secondary symptoms (BAT-JS), as well as their reliability (internal consistency and test-retest reliability) and construct validity. Factorial validity was examined using confirmatory factor analyses and exploratory structural equation modeling bifactor analyses. Convergent and discriminant validity were examined using multitrait-multimethod frameworks well as the average variance explained. Exploratory structural equation modeling bifactor solutions for the BAT-JC, BAT-JS, and BAT-J demonstrated the best fit to the data. They also indicated that the general factor accounted for over two-thirds of the common variance explained. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were confirmed. Convergent and internal discriminant validity of the BAT-JC were confirmed vis-vis burnout, as assessed with the Maslach Burnout Inventory - General Survey. Moreover, external discriminant validity of the BAT-J was demonstrated for work engagement and workaholism. Finally, both BAT scales showed significant positive relationships with job demands and turnover intention. All validity results were in line with the job demands-resources model. The results of the current study provide the first evidence for the BAT-J's reliability and factorial and construct validity.
Subject: Burnout
assessment tool
job demands-resources model
validation
Japanese
STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS
WORK ENGAGEMENT
JOB BURNOUT
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN
DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS
WORKAHOLISM
RELIABILITY
RESOURCES
DEMANDS
RISK
516 Educational sciences
515 Psychology
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