Use of the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory with Social Workers: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Jayme E. Walters, Aaron R. Brown, Aubrey E. Jones

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Abstract

Burnout among social workers continues to be a relevant issue as it can lead to major problems: personal health issues, service deterioration, and turnover. This study examined the use of the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory with U.S. social workers (N = 1774) in direct-service and non-direct-service roles. The CBI is a no-cost alternative to the commonly employed Maslach Burnout Inventory. Results revealed that the CBI is a suitable tool to measure burnout among social workers regardless of position. Screening, identifying sources, and action planning to reduce burnout are critical steps for organizations to ensure a quality atmosphere for employees and clients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-456
Number of pages20
JournalHuman Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2018

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Keywords

  • Copenhagen Burnout Inventory
  • burnout
  • confirmatory factor analysis
  • social work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management

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