Publications /evidence-based books

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

 Mikolajczak, M. et Roskam, I.

(Paris, 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.

​Electronic versions of papers are provided as a professional courtesy to ensure timely dissemination of academic work for individual, noncommercial purposes. Copyright resides with the respective copyright holders, as stated within each paper. These files may not be reposted without permission.

fith, A.K. (2020). Parental Burnout and Child Maltreatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Family Violence (Preprint)

Lin, G. -X., Hansotte, L., Szczygieł, D., Meeussen, L., Roskam, I., & Mikolajczak, M. (2020). Parenting with a smile: Display rules, regulatory effort, and parental burnout. PsyArXiV. (Preprint)


Blanchard, A-L., Roskam, I., Mikolajczak, M., & Heeren, A. (2020). A network approach to parental burnout. PsyArXiV. (Preprint)

Bayot, M., Roskam, I., Gallée, L. , & Mikolajczak, M. (in press). When emotional intelligence backfires: Interactions between intra- and interpersonal emotional competencies in the case of parental burnout. Journal of Individual Differences. (Pdf)

Brianda, M-E., Roskam, I., & Mikolajczak, M. (2020). Hair Cortisol Concentration as a Biomarker of Parental Burnout . Psychoneuroendocrinology. (Pdf)

Brianda, M.E. , Roskam, I., Gross, J.J., Franssen, A., Kapala, F., Gérard, F., Mikolajczak, M. (2020). Treating Parental Burnout: Impact of Two Treatment Modalities on Burnout Symptoms, Emotions, Hair Cortisol, and Parental Neglect and Violence. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. (Pdf)

Roskam, I., & Mikolajczak, M. (2020).  Gender Differences in the Nature, the Antecedents, and the Consequences of Parental Burnout. Sex Roles. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

Sorkkila, M., & Aunola, K. (2020). Risk factors for parental burnout among Finnish parents: The role of socially prescribed perfectionism. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29, 648-659. (Pdf)

Sánchez-Rodríguez, R., Orsini, E., Laflaquière, E., Callahan, S., & Séjourné, N. (2019). Depression, anxiety, and guilt in mothers with burnout of preschool and T school-aged children: Insight from a cluster analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 259, 244-250. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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

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. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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


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. (Pdf)

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

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. (Pdf)


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. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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. (Pdf)

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

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. (Pdf)


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. (Pdf)


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


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. (Pdf)


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


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. (Pdf)