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GIL-MONTE, Pedro R. The Factorial Validity of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey (MBI-GS) Spanish Version. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2002, vol.44, n.1, pp.33-40. ISSN 0036-3634.

Objective. To explore the factorial structure of a Spanish version of the "Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey" (MBI-GS). Material and Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 1999 among 149 municipal policemen in Tenerife, Spain. A questionnaire was applied to collect data on Professional Efficacy, Cynicism, and Burnout. Data were analyzed using factorial analysis and principal components with Varimax rotation. Results. Four factors had eigenvalues greater than 1; Factor 1 gouped Professional Efficacy items, Factor II grouped three Cynicism items. Further analysis was conducted to limit extraction to three factors. The factorial solution replicated the distribution of items in the questionnaire manual. Conclusions. Study results whow that the Spanish version of the questionnaire is valid and reliable.

Keywords : questionnaires; validity; occupational health; factor analysis; statistical; Spain.

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