Burnout among social workers in Iran: relations to individual characteristics and client violence
2013 (English)In: Global Journal of Health Science, ISSN 1916-9736, E-ISSN 1916-9744, Vol. 5, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Social workers are considered a professional group at high risk of burnout. Noticing the insufficient human resource management and understaffed social work centers, Iranian social workers are faced with a considerable level of physical and mental stress, which can lead to burnout. A national study on 390 social workers was conducted. Among social workers, 10.9% had experienced burnout and 17.4% are at risk of developing burnout. Social workers scored higher in burnout if they were dissatisfied with their income, had experienced violence, or had lower self-esteem. Findings are discussed with regard to Iranian context and recommendations for authorities of Iranian state welfare organizations are made.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 5, no 4
Burnout, Social work, Self-esteem, Client violence, Iran
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-68839DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v5n4p142OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-68839DiVA: diva2:618137