Psychometric Properties of the «Level Of Relatives’ Emotional Burnout» Questionnaire



Psychometric properties of “The Level of Relatives’ Emotional Burnout” measure (LREB) based on a sample of 297 chemically addicted patients’ relatives are presented. The assessment tool was developed with regard to the field of application — the interaction of family members. Along with the classical burnout symptoms (exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal achievements reduction), LREB makes it possible to evaluate aspects of the informal caregivers’ personal activity (in particular, dedication, self-efficacy in the treatment of the ill relative), which potentially protect from burnout as a result of taking care for the chronically ill relative. The analysis revealed good psychometric characteristics of the LREB in terms of reliability, internal structural, convergent and divergent validity.

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Keywords: emotional burnout, engagement, personal resources, measurement of burnout, validity, reliability

Journal rubric: Empirical Researches


For citation: Shishkova A.M., Bocharov V.V., Strizhitskaya O.Y., Vuks A.J. Psychometric Properties of the «Level Of Relatives’ Emotional Burnout» Questionnaire. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2021. Vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 100–118. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2021290205. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexandra M. Shishkova, PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Associate Laboratory of clinical psychology and psychodiagnostics, V.M. Bekhterev’ National research medical center for psychiatry and neurology, Аssociate professor department of Clinical Psychology St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Victor V. Bocharov, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Laboratory of clinical psychology and psychodiagnostics, V.M. Bekhterev’ National research medical center for psychiatry and neurology, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology. St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Olga Y. Strizhitskaya, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexandr J. Vuks, Head Specialist, V.M. Bekhterev National Research Medical Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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