Which gender and post-graduate year residents experience the greatest burnout?
The Maslach Burnout Inventory is typically used to measure Emotional Exhaustion, Depersonalization, and Personal Accomplishment. This three-factor structure had not been evaluated in emergency medicine residents. Additionally, it had not been used to measure other commonly-studied risk factors: gender and year of post-graduate training.
This past Summer, my partners and I evaluated the structure of the Maslach Burnout Inventory in emergency medicine residents as well as its measurement invariance across gender and post-graduate year.You can read our findings and the full publication here.
Our results found emotional exhaustion scores were higher for female residents and scores on all of the MBI scales indicated greater burnout for more advanced residents.