Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine burnout in Mormon mothers in a suburban Utah town. Specifically the amount and some determinants of burnout among these Mormon women was studied. A random sample of 266 Mormon mothers completed a questionnaire and a modified version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) which consisted of three subscales, (Emotional Exhaustion, Depersonalization, and Personal Accomplishment), and two categories in each subscale (Frequency and Intensity). The subjects scored in the moderately burned out category in each subscale. Significant relationships were found between the amount of burnout and the following: the age of the mother, the number of children residing in the home, the number of children residing out of the home, and the average age of the children. Significant differences were found in the amount of burnout according to activity in the church, job status, and expectations of the mother in some of the subscales. Significant differences existed in amount of reported burnout according to moral support from the husband and moral support from the children in every subscale in frequency and intensity.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Life Sciences; Exercise Sciences

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm503

Keywords

Mormon women, Mothers, Utah

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