Desde el burnout al engagement: ¿una nueva perspectiva?

Marisa Salanova, W.B. Schaufeli, Susana Llorens Gumbau, José María Peiró Silla, Rosa María Grau Gumbau

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This study examines the factorial structures of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey (MBI-GS) and of an inventory that assesses engagement, the hypothesized opposite of burnout. Confirmatory factor-analyses in a sample of 514 Spanish workers using information technologies in the workplace, corroborated the expected three-factor structure of the MBI (i.e., exhaustion, cynicism, and reduced efficacy) as well as the hypothesized three-factor structure of engagement (i.e. vigor, dedication, and absorption). Additional hierarchical multiple regression analysis show the added value of the engagement scales to predict indicators of subjective well-being (i.e. organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and job enthusiasm) when one controls for burnout. Finally, study limitations and perspectives for future research on burnout and engagement are discussed.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)117-134
Number of pages18
JournalRevista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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