Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Counseling and Human Services
This study explored the relationship between self-care, hardiness, and burnout in a sample of mental health counselors using a hierarchical multiple regression. Additionally, the relationship between hardiness, identity characteristics, and job factors was explored using a Pearson’s correlation and MANOVA. The study used valid and reliable instruments: the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) to assess burnout and the Dispositional Resilience Scale (DRS) to assess hardiness. Results of a hierarchical multiple regression indicated that hardiness accounts for more of the variance in predicting burnout than self-care. Significant predictors of burnout include age, job satisfaction, self-care frequency, and hardiness. Data collected for this study has implications for self-care and resiliency curriculum and effective training programs for preventing and reducing burnout and enhancing wellness
Richards, Traci Danielle, "The Role of Self-Care and Hardiness in Moderating Burnout in Mental Health Counselors" (2017). Counseling & Human Services Theses & Dissertations. 11.