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Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Burnout

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Early Onset Of Social Work Burnout, Dayse L.M. Koski Jan 2013

Early Onset Of Social Work Burnout, Dayse L.M. Koski

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The issue of social worker burnout impacts the growth and sustainability of the social work industry. The purpose of this project was to determine if there is a connection between the amount of time as a social worker and level of burnout. Mailing addresses for 150 Minnesota social workers were randomly selected and mailed a survey. The survey included the Burnout Measurement Short (BMS) questionnaire, an established self-administered burnout assessment tool, and other pertinent burnout related questions. Data from 43 completed surveys were entered into a spreadsheet. The data was organized and analyzed using Minitab to perform ANOVA calculations. The ...


Burnout Among Child Protection Workers: The Role Of Supervision, Katelyn M. Davies Jan 2013

Burnout Among Child Protection Workers: The Role Of Supervision, Katelyn M. Davies

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

This paper explores supervision as it relates to a prevalent theme among child protection workers: burnout. Prominent research in the study of burnout identifies three components: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal efficacy (Maslach, Schaufeli, & Leiter, 2001). These three components are integrated and addressed in a qualitative exploratory study. The sample, consisting of eight child protection workers, participated in a 30-45 minute semi-structured interview. The interview was guided by an instrument developed by the researcher specifically to address supervision as it relates to the three dimensions of burnout. Grounded theory was used to code and identify themes in the data. Themes ...


Risks And Supportive Factors Of Burnout Among School Social Workers In Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Veronica Vazquez Freeberg Jan 2013

Risks And Supportive Factors Of Burnout Among School Social Workers In Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Veronica Vazquez Freeberg

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This qualitative study examined the risk and supportive factors of burnout among school social workers in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) setting. Data was collected through semi-structured standardized interviews with 7 licensed school social workers currently working in this area. Theme coding methods were used to inductively analyze codes in the data and to find common themes from the interviews. Themes that emerged were separated into six categories: personal, organizational, and job structural risks factors, and personal, organizational, and job structural supportive factors. The majority of the findings of this study were consistent with previous research. Other themes that ...


Burnout In The School Social Worker: Related Individual And Organizational Factors, Melissa A. Sutlief Jan 2013

Burnout In The School Social Worker: Related Individual And Organizational Factors, Melissa A. Sutlief

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Having been linked to turnover, absenteeism, a reduction in the quality of services, numerous physical and psychological disorders, and a disruption in interpersonal relations, burnout is a major concern in many human service occupations. This qualitative study sought to identify the factors that either contributed to or prevented burnout in a school social worker. The author of this study analyzed data from a qualitative, semi-structured interview with eight school social workers who have worked in the field ranging from 8 to 33 years. Individual, organizational, and characteristics of the student population were assessed via open-ended questions, which sought to identify ...