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Study of the Predictive Validity of the Burnout Granada Questionnaire in Police Officers

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Faculty of Psychology, Campus de la Cartuja s/n, University of Granada, 18011 Granada, Spain
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Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain
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Faculty of Education, Campus de la Cartuja s/n, University of Granada, 18011 Granada, Spain
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Faculty of Education, Avda de la Paz, 137, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, 26006 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
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Faculty of Psychology, Campus de Somosagua s/n, Complutense University of Madrid, 28223 Madrid, Spain
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Andalusian Health Service, Avenida del Sur, 11, 18014 Granada, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(17), 6112; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176112
Received: 29 June 2020 / Revised: 7 August 2020 / Accepted: 16 August 2020 / Published: 22 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Burnout Syndrome and Prevention)
Professionals with burnout have negative physical and psychological effects, with adverse consequences in their workplace. Burnout mainly affects assisting professions; amongst them, police work is one of the professions at risk of suffering from this syndrome. The aim of this research is to study the adequacy of the Maslach Burnout Inventory and Granada Burnout Questionnaire instruments to measure burnout in police officers through the study of the reliability and validity (concurrent and predictive) of these instruments. A cross-sectional study was carried out. The sample was composed of 1884 police officers, mostly men (85.4%), with an average age of 35.04 (SD = 8.30). The Maslach Burnout Inventory and Granada Burnout Questionnaire were used to measure burnout. The results obtained in this study support the adequacy of both instruments for measuring burnout. The correlation coefficients between the dimensions are significant, with a medium-high magnitude. Participants with burnout had significantly higher scores in emotional exhaustion and depersonalization and lower scores in personal accomplishment in both instruments. The area under the curve estimated for the Granada Burnout Questionnaire provided evidence of the predictive validity of the instrument. The police profession needs validated and sensitive tools to identify police changes in the dimensions of burnout. The Granada Burnout Questionnaire instrument correctly classifies burnout in police professionals. View Full-Text
Keywords: burnout; GBQ; MBI; police officers; validity burnout; GBQ; MBI; police officers; validity
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De La Fuente-Solana, E.I.; Ortega-Campos, E.; Vargas-Roman, K.; Cañadas-De la Fuente, G.R.; Ariza C., T.; Aguayo-Extremera, R.; Albendín-García, L. Study of the Predictive Validity of the Burnout Granada Questionnaire in Police Officers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6112. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176112

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De La Fuente-Solana EI, Ortega-Campos E, Vargas-Roman K, Cañadas-De la Fuente GR, Ariza C. T, Aguayo-Extremera R, Albendín-García L. Study of the Predictive Validity of the Burnout Granada Questionnaire in Police Officers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(17):6112. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176112

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De La Fuente-Solana, Emilia I., Elena Ortega-Campos, Keyla Vargas-Roman, Gustavo R. Cañadas-De la Fuente, Tania Ariza C., Raimundo Aguayo-Extremera, and Luis Albendín-García. 2020. "Study of the Predictive Validity of the Burnout Granada Questionnaire in Police Officers" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 17: 6112. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176112

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