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Independent Children’s Social Work Practice Pilots: Evaluating Practitioners’ Job Control and Burnout

Hussein, Shereen, Manthorpe, Jill, Ridley, Julie, Austerberry, Helen, Farrelly, Nicola, Larkins, Cath, Bilson, Andy, Stanley, Nicky (2013) Independent Children’s Social Work Practice Pilots: Evaluating Practitioners’ Job Control and Burnout. Research on Social Work Practice, 24 (2). pp. 224-234. ISSN 1049-7315. (doi:10.1177/1049731513492859) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:68323)

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Abstract

Objectives: To investigate whether a new model that delegates some out-of-home care services from the public to the private and not-for-profit sectors in England enhances practitioners’ job control and stress levels.

Methods: A 3-year longitudinal matched-control evaluation examined changes in Karasek demand-control model and Maslach burnout levels of 2,050 staff working in five social work practice (SWP) pilots, their host local authorities and comparable sites.

Results: Mixed-effect models indicated no significant difference in main outcomes among SWP staff when compared to staff in host and comparison local authorities. There were notable differences in relation to job insecurity and social support.

Conclusion: The minimal effects observed may relate to the diverse nature of SWPs with no specific work model predominating.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1049731513492859
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1177/1049731513492859 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Karasek, Maslach Burnout Inventory, social services, mixed-effect models, matched-control evaluation, DECISION LATITUDE, SATISFACTION, DEMANDS, ENGLAND, STRESS, STRAIN, RISK, CARE
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > 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: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68323 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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