Burnout - Oldenburg Burnout Inventory OLBI

Scale name: Oldenburg Burnout Inventory OLBI

Scale overview: The Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (OLBI) measures multiple aspects of worker burnout with 16 items addressing 1. Exhaustion (physical, cognitive, affective) and 2. Disengagement from work (negative attitudes).

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Authors: Demerouti et al.

Response Type: 4-point Likert-type

Strongly Agree = 1

Agree = 2

Disagree = 3

Strongly Disagree = 4


Subscales (with item numbers):

  Exhaustion  (2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16)

  Disengagement (1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15)

Sample items

  I always find new and interesting aspects in my work

  I always find new and interesting aspects in my work


Validity: Researchers have studied the factor structure in several samples.


An online version was available at this link https://www.mdapp.co/oldenburg-burnout-inventory-olbi-calculator-606/

The link above also included a full list of the 16 items.

Note: Some items are reverse scored.


Demerouti E, Bakker AB, Vardako I, Kantas A. The convergent validity of two burnout instruments. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 2003; 19(1),12–23.

Delgadillo J, Saxon D, Barkham M. Associations between therapists' occupational burnout and their patients' depression and anxiety treatment outcomes. Depress Anxiety. 2018; 35(9):844-850.

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