This original research presents a French adaptation and validation of the 'Burnout Measure Short version' (BMS) (Malach-Pines, 2005). To do this, we assessed the psychometric properties of scores obtained by the French version. A confirmatory factor analysis led to a one factor solution: 'the degree of exhaustion' (n = 206). This factor analysis is based on Pines and Aronson's framework (1988). This unidimensional scale was (positively) correlated with other burnout measures (subscale 'emotional exhaustion', MBI) and with perceived stress. The future implications and methodological limitations were discussed.
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