2013 Volume 21 Issue 3 Pages 278-290
The Japanese language version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Japanese Burnout Scale (Kubo, 1998) are often used in Japan for measuring burnout. Many researchers have reported that when these are used with teachers, the factor structure of the MBI changes. This study examined the factor structure of junior high school teachers' burnout using the Japanese Burnout Scale with confirmatory factor analysis. Junior high school teachers from three different districts (N=1,313) were surveyed about burnout and completed the Stress Response Scale-18 (SRS-18; Suzuki et al., 1997). Based on a confirmatory factor analysis and in relation to the SRS-18, it was confirmed that it is most appropriate to measure the burnout condition of junior high school teachers on the basis of three factors: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and individual accomplishment.