Test instruments sorted
Gülay Karadere (Dipl.-Psych.)
+49 (0)651 201-4934
The BMI measures three typical work-related stress and motivation problems. In addition to burnout, boreout and mobbing, the BMI also contains two scales for recording general loss of motivation and psychological/physical secondary symptoms. The five scales comprise a total of 44 items. Reliability: Cronbach's alpha of the subscales varies between .85 and .88. Validity: The factorial structure was confirmed at the standardization sample (N = 5 520); furthermore, significant correlations with stress symptoms and stress coping were found, in line with expectations. The self-employed had the lowest values for boreout, demotivation and mobbing, employees the highest values for burnout. People with high values on the burnout scale deal with stress much less favourably than people with low values. Norms: Gender-specific norms exist for four age groups.
Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). (2019). Open Test Archive: BMI. Burnout-Mobbing-Inventar. Available at: https://www.testarchiv.eu/en/test/9006565
Satow, L. (2013). BMI. Burnout-Mobbing-Inventar [Verfahrensdokumentation, Autorenbeschreibung, Fragebogen und Beispielprofile]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name BMI
English Name Burnout Mobbing Inventory
Authors Satow, L.
Published in Test archive 2013
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Occupational Stress, Employee Efficiency, Occupational Attitudes
Language versions deu
Application age 16 years and older
Item number 44 items
Subscales (1) Burnout, (2) Boreout, (3) Mobbing, (4) General loss of motivation, (5) Psychological/physical secondary symptoms
Application Time 15-20 min.
Interpretation time ca. 10 min. (by hand); >1 min. (with Excell evaluation aid)
Reliability Internal Consistency: Cronbach's Alpha = .85-.88.
Validity Findings on factorial structure; Significant correlations with stress symptoms and stress management in line with expectations; Mean differences between self-employed vs. salaried employees; Burnout persons vs. non-burnout type.
Norms N = 5 520; gender-specific norms are available for four age groups.
Applications Research, Therapy, Diagnostics
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Satow, L. (2013). Burnout-Mobbing-Inventar (BMI): Test- und Skalendokumentation. Markdorf: Psychomeda.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)