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Work Engagement, Burnout and Personal Accomplishments Among Social Workers: A Comparison Between Those Working in Children and Adults’ Services in England

Hussein, Shereen (2018) Work Engagement, Burnout and Personal Accomplishments Among Social Workers: A Comparison Between Those Working in Children and Adults’ Services in England. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 45 (6). pp. 911-923. ISSN 0894-587X. E-ISSN 1573-3289. (doi:10.1007/s10488-018-0872-z)

Abstract

Social workers (SWs) provide emotional and practical support to vulnerable service users who are likely to suffer from emotional trauma and mental health conditions. Stress and burnout levels are reported to be high among SWs, however, little is known about their relationships with different characteristics. The current article utilises unique and large dataset (n?=?3786) on SWs working in adults and children’s services to examine factors associated with burnout. Employing job-demand/resources model and structural equations modelling, we highlight the varying significant impact of work-engagement, administrative support and work experience as moderating factors to burnout across adult and children service specialism in this sample.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10488-018-0872-z
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1007/s10488-018-0872-z [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Maslach burnout inventory · Mental wellbeing · Emotional work · Children and families social work · Adult social work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 13:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68291 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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