Publications /evidence-based books

Le burn-out parental : l'éviter et s'en sortir.

 Mikolajczak, M and Roskam, I.

(Odile Jacob, 2017)


Publications /peer-reviewed articles


The following publications are from our team and other's. They give an overview of what is currently known about parental burnout.

Roskam, I., & Mikolajczak, M. (in press).  Gender Differences in the Nature, the Antecedents, and the Consequences of Parental Burnout. Sex Roles. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-020-01121-5

Mikolajczak, M., Gross, J., Stinglhamber, F., Lindahl Norberg, A. & Roskam, I. (2020, in press). Is parental burnout distinct from job burnout and depressive symptomatology? Clinical Psychological Science.

Sánchez-Rodríguez, R., Orsini, E., Laflaquière, E., Callahan, S., & Séjourné, N. (in press). Depression, anxiety, and guilt in mothers with burnout of preschool and T school-aged children: Insight from a cluster analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders. 

Mikolajczak, M., Gross, J. J., & Roskam, I. (2019). Parental Burnout: What Is It, and Why Does It Matter? Clinical Psychological Science, 7(6), 1319–1329. DOI: 10.1177/2167702619858430

Sánchez-Rodríguez, R., Perier, S., Callahan, S., & Séjourné, N. (2019). Revue de la littérature relative au burnout parental. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne.

César, F., Costa, P., Oliveira, A., & Fontaine, A. M. (2018). “To suffer in paradise”: Feelings mothers share on Portuguese Facebook sites. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1797.

Gérain, P., & Zech, E. (2018). Does informal caregiving lead to parental burnout? Comparing parents having (or not) children with mental and physical issues. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 884.

Hubert, S., & Aujoulat, I. (2018). Parental burnout: When exhausted mothers open up. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 1021.


Kawamoto, T. K., Furutani, K., & Alimardani, M. (2018). Preliminary validation of Japanese version of the Parental Burnout Inventory and its relationship with perfectionism. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 970.

Lebert, A., Dorard, G., Boujut, E., & Wendland, J. (2018). Maternal burnout syndrome: contextual and psychological associated factors. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 885.

Le Vigouroux, S., & Scola, C. (2018). Differences in parental burnout: Influence of demographic factors and personality of parents and children. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 887.


Leineweber, C., Falkenberg, H., & Albrecht, S. C. (2018). Parent's relative perceived work flexibility compared to their partner is associated with emotional exhaustion. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 640.

Meeussen, L., & Van Laar, C. (2018). Feeling pressure to be a perfect mother relates to parental burnout and career ambitions. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 2113.

Mikolajczak, M., Brianda, M. E., Avalosse, H., & Roskam, I. (2018). Consequences of parental burnout: a preliminary investigation of escape and suicidal ideations, sleep disorders, addictions, marital conflicts, child abuse and neglect. Child Abuse and Neglect, 80, 134-145.

Mikolajczak, M., Raes, M-E., & Roskam, I. (2018). Exhausted parents: Sociodemographic, child-related, parent-related, parenting and family-functioning correlates of parental burnout. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 602-614.

Mikolajczak, M., & Roskam, I. (2018). A Theoretical and Clinical Framework for Parental Burnout: The Balance Between Risks and Resources (BR²). Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 886.

Sánchez-Rodríguez, R., Callahan, S., & Séjourné, N. (2018). L’épuisement des mères de jeunes enfants: une étude exploratoire. Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 28(2), 72-79.

Van Bakel, H. J., Van Engen, M. L., & Peters, P. (2018). Validity of the Parental Burnout Inventory Among Dutch Employees. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 697.

Roskam, I., Brianda, M.-E., & Mikolajczak, M. (2018). A Step Forward in the Conceptualization and Measurement of Parental Burnout: The Parental Burnout Assessment (PBA). Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 758.

Séjourné, N., Sanchez-Rodriguez, R., Leboullenger, A., & Callahan, S. (2018). Maternal burn-out: an exploratory study. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 36(3), 276-288.

Le Vigouroux, S., Scola, C., Raes, M. E., Mikolajczak, M., & Roskam, I. (2017). The Big Five Personality Traits and Parental Burnout: Protective and Risk Factors. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 216-219.

Roskam, I., Raes, M.-E., & Mikolajczak, M. (2017). Exhausted Parents: Development and Preliminary Validation of the Parental Burnout Inventory.  Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 163.

Lindahl Norberg, A., Mellgren, K., Winiarski, J., & Forinder, U. (2014). Relationship between problems related to child late effects and parent burnout after pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pediatric transplantation, 18, 302-309.


Lindström, C., Åman, J., & Norberg, A. L. (2011). Parental burnout in relation to sociodemographic, psychosocial and personality factors as well as disease duration and glycaemic control in children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Acta Paediatrica, 100, 1011-1017.


Lindström, C., Åman, J., & Norberg, A. L. (2010). Increased prevalence of burnout symptoms in parents of chronically ill children. Acta paediatrica, 99, 427-432.


Norberg, A. L. (2010). Parents of children surviving a brain tumor: burnout and the perceived disease-related influence on everyday life. Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, 32, e285-e289.


Norberg, A. L. (2007). Burnout in mothers and fathers of children surviving brain tumour. Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings, 14, 130-137.


Weiss, M. J. (2002). Hardiness and social support as predictors of stress in mothers of typical children, children with autism, and children with mental retardation. Autism, 6, 115-130.