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.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Exercise Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Mordock, Christina, "The Level and Determinants of Burnout of Mormon Mothers in a Utah Suburban Town" (1990). Theses and Dissertations. 4956.
Mormon women, Mothers, Utah
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