MBI: General Survey for Students


Authors: Christina Maslach, Susan E. Jackson, Michael P. Leiter, & Wilmar B. Schaufeli

Recognized as the leading measure of burnout, the Maslach Burnout Inventory™ (MBI) is validated by the extensive research that has been conducted in the more than 35 years since its initial publication.

Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI)

MBI-General Survey for Students MBI-GS (S): The MBI-GS (S) was designed for use with adult students in college and university.

The MBI-GS (S) addresses three scales:

  • Exhaustion measures feelings of being overextended and exhausted by one's studies.
  • Cynicism measures an indifference or a distant attitude towards your studies.
  • Professional Efficacy measures satisfaction with past and present accomplishments, and it explicitly assesses an individual's expectations of continued effectiveness at school.
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Features of the MBI-GS (S)

Purpose: Measure burnout.

Length: 16 items

Average completion time: 10-15 minutes

Target population: Adult students

Administration: For individual or group administration

Uses of the MBI-GS (S)

  • Assess burnout in adult students
  • Assess and validate the three-dimensional structure of burnout
  • Understand the nature of burnout for developing effective interventions


Professional Efficacy


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