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Relationships between Burnout, Resilience, and Self-Care among Marriage and Family Counsellors in Malaysia

Lee Zhi Jie, Siti Aishah Hassan and Zeinab Zaremohzzabieh

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 29, Issue S1, December 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47836/pjssh.29.s1.10

Keywords: Burnout, family counsellors, resilience, self-care

Published on: 14 April 2021

The psychological impact on marriage and family counsellors during the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic is an important deliberation. This study aimed to examine the relationships between burnout, resilience, and self-care among marriage and family counsellors in Malaysia. A total of 96 marriage and family counsellors in Malaysia were selected by using simple random sampling technique to participate in the present study. Data were collected by using three self-report instruments to measure the burnout, resilience and self-care. The findings demonstrated significant relationships between the constructs in which burnout and resilience as well as burnout and self-care were negatively correlated. Self-care and resilience were positively correlated. Multiple regression analysis revealed that burnout could not be significantly predicted by self-care and resilience. Findings of the study implied that emphasis must be given to burnout, resilience, and self-care and among marriage and family counsellors to enhance their personal and professional development.

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