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Abstract - The effect of marital status on burnout levels of nurses: A meta-analysis study
Serkan Temel, Tülin Yildiz, Fatma Eti Aslan


Objective: This study was planned and carried out as a meta-analysis study in order to analyze the effect of marital status on burnout levels of nurses.

Material and methods: In the study, meta-analysis method, one of the quantitative research methods, was used. The keywords "Nursing", "Burnout Syndrome" and "Marital Status" were scanned in both Turkish and English. According to the last review conducted in June 2019, a total of 3567 studies were detected and analyzed. The research data were obtained through a total of 8 studies, 5 of which are articles and 3 of which are master's theses, in accordance with the inclusion criteria. CMA statistical program was used to analyze the data.

Results: The total sample size of the studies included in the analysis is 1176. According to the fixed effect model; the overall effect size was found to be -0.079 with 0.034 standard error and 95% confidence interval with -0.146 lower limit and -0.011 upper limit.

Conclusion: According to the calculations, burnout in single nurses with a general effect size of -0.079 was found higher than married nurses (p<0.05).

Key words: nursing, burnout level, meta-analysis

Corresponding author: Associate Prof. Dr. Tulin Yildiz, Surgical Nursing Department, School of Health, Namık Kemal University. Tel.: 0090 (282) 2503100, Fax: 0090 (282) 2509933. E-mail:



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