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Wendy Syndrome as “Super Mother”: A Scale Development


Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Education, Samsun, Türkiye

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2024; 21: 139-145
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2024.23048
Read: 471 Downloads: 155 Published: 23 May 2024

Wendy syndrome is a very common situation in the society. Wendy syndrome describes women who acted as mother to their husbands or people close to them. In order to develop the Wendy Syndrome Scale, data were collected from 666 women older than 18 years of age (Mage = 31.67, SDage = 10.8). Three factors obtained as a result of EFA explain 49.56% of the variance relating to Wendy syndrome. Factor load values of the items are between .40 and .82. Three factors were called “self-sacrifice, dependency, gender role.” Model fit values obtained as a result of CFA were p = .00, χ2/SD = 2.2, RMSEA = .06, GFI = .92, AGFI = .90, and CFI = .91 and the fit values of the model were found to be acceptable. According to second order CFA results, it was confirmed that a total score can be calculated from the scale. Item–total test correlations of the items in the scale were found to be between .33 and .70. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was found as .82. It can be said that Wendy Syndrome Scale is a measurement instrument that has valid and reliable psychometric features in determining the level of symptoms that women present within the context of this syndrome.

Cite this article as: Demir, M., & Vural-Batık, M. (2024). Wendy syndrome as “super mother”: A scale development. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 21(2), 139-145.

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