Abstract


THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COUPLE BURNOUT AND STATE-TRAIT ANXIETY IN MOTHERS WITH DISABLED CHILDREN

The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between couple burnout, state-trait anxiety scores of mothers of disabled children, and to examine the contributions of state-trait anxiety scores to predictive couple burnout scores. The research group of this study, which was conducted with a descriptive method and using the relational screening model, consists of a total of 199 mothers whose children attend special education and rehabilitation centers in the central districts of Konya and have disabled children who voluntarily agree to participate in the study. Correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were used in the analysis of the data collected by applying the Couple Burnout Measure-Short Version (CBMS), Spielberger State and Trait Anxiety Scale (SSTAS) and the personal information form developed by the researchers to collect some socio-demographic information. As a result of the analysis of the data, it was found that the couple burnout scores of the mothers of disabled children had a moderately significant positive relationship with the state-trait anxiety scores. On the other hand, state-trait anxiety scores of mothers of disabled children explained 28% of the variance related to couple burnout scores, and state-trait anxiety scores were found to be significant predictor of couple burnout scores. The findings are discussed in the light of the literature.



Keywords

Disabled children, mother, couple burnout, anxiety.


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