New paper on the Turkish version of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)

The purpose of this study is to adapt the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) for in use Turkey. Three sub-studies were conducted. First, the scale was translated, and the factorial structure was determined in a study among 295 participants. In the second study, the scale’s reliability and validity was tested among 399 participants. For the third study, the scale’s validity was tested in a nomological network among 2,778 participants, using the Job Demands-Resources Model. Results confirmed the expected 6-factor structure, of which four include core burnout symptoms and two include secondary symptoms. Additionally, and in line with the JD-R model, it was found that job demands are positively related with BAT-scores, while job resources are negatively related. The BAT-TR correleted positively with both the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (OLBI), and negatively with work engagement (UWES), thus showing convergent and discriminant validity. Finally, incremental validity of the BAT-TR has been observed when compared to MBI and OLBI for work-related attitudes and behaviors. Thus, the BAT-TR, that includes four core factors and two secondary symptoms, is a valid and reliable instrument to measure burnout in Turkey (download full paper).