The complexity of parental roles entails multiple challenges. Managing time and responsibilities in the work and family field often appears as a source of stress and emotional distress. Thus, the present work aims to analyze the relationship between parental burnout and subjective well-being, exploring, more specifically, the mediating role of parental burnout in the relationship between personality and subjective well-being. The sample consists of 1012 Portuguese parents (867 mothers e 145 fathers) aged between 20 and 78 years (M = 37.65, SD= 7.37), who completed the following questionnaires: socio demographic questionnaire, Questionário de avaliação da exaustão parental –QAEP (Portuguese version of Parental Burnout Assessment; PBA), o Índice de Bem-Estar Pessoal (IBP) and the 10-Item Personality Inventory (TIPI-P - Portuguese Version). The results indicate that burnout correlates negatively with well-being, being that age, gender and number of children are risk factors and marital status is a protective factor for its development. In summary, it was found that parental burnout plays a mediating role in the relationship between personality and well being, with all the personality traits studied seeming to contribute to explain parental burnout and, consequently, parental burnout, except for the saturation dimension, seems to contribute negatively to the general well-being of individuals. Thus, the data allowed the mediating role of parental burnout to be perceived, contributing to the knowledge of the phenomenon and to implications that are discussed in the work.
|Date of Award
|23 Nov 2022
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Paulo César Dias (Supervisor)
- Parental burnout
- Subjective well-being
- Mestrado em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde