A1 Journal article (refereed)
Validity of the Finnish version of the Parental Burnout Assessment (PBA) (2020)

Aunola, K., Sorkkila, M., & Tolvanen, A. (2020). Validity of the Finnish version of the Parental Burnout Assessment (PBA). Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 61(5), 714-722. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12654

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All authors or editors: Aunola, Kaisa; Sorkkila, Matilda; Tolvanen, Asko

Journal or series: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology

ISSN: 0036-5564

eISSN: 1467-9450

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 61

Issue number: 5

Pages range: 714-722

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12654

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/70037


The aim of the present study was to validate the Finnish version of the Parental Burnout Assessment (PBA) using data from 1,688 Finnish parents (91\% mothers) living in Finland with at least one child living at home. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the theoretical four-factor structure of the PBA – emotional exhaustion in one’s parental role, contrast with previous parental self, feelings of being fed up with one’s parental role, and emotional distancing from one’s children. Internal consistency for the total scale was excellent (Cronbach’s alpha ≥ 0.90) and for the subscales from acceptable (alpha ≥ 0.70) to excellent. The results further demonstrated strict factorial invariance of PBA across genders and educational status groups. Finally, the PBA and its four subscales correlated as expected with the three criteria variables (depressive symptoms, sleep disruptions, and self-esteem), the latent factors of all three criteria variables being still clearly unique and separate constructions from parental burnout factors.

Keywords: exhaustion; parents; parenthood; psychometrics; measuring instruments (indicators); validation

Free keywords: exhaustion; Finland; parent; psychometric; questionnaire; translation

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Reporting Year: 2020

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