College of Health Professions

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 20:33:44


Exercise Science

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


The purpose of this project is to gain an understanding how parents of children with autism are affected by caregiver burnout. We want to understand the different factors that contribute to this burnout and analyze how individuals are affected differently. To do this, we are sending

out a survey using Likert scale items to assess parents’ stress and burnout. We will be carefully selecting statements based off information we gather through peer reviewed journal articles. We would then like the parents to decide how strongly they agree or disagree with each question. This will create a more in-depth picture of caregiver burnout for us to analyze. We will also be including the current events of Covid19 in the survey to discover how parents were affected during these different times.

Research Sponsor

Melissa Smith

First Reader

Rachele Kappler

Second Reader

Michelle Boltz

Honors Faculty Advisor

Judith A. Juvancic-Hetzel



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