Title

Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Rural and Urban Social Workers: An Investigation of Differences Between Groups

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2008

ISBN

9783639081732

Department

Social Work

Abstract

Questions and concerns about burnout and job satisfaction among social workers has been expressed for decades. Evidence suggests that to varying degrees, burnout and job dissatisfaction can have serious, broad-reaching negative impacts on a social worker's ability to effectively do the job. However past research in this area typically did not compare burnout and job satisfaction differences between rural and urban social workers. As such much less is known about these concerns among the rural sub-group. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis this investigation assessed burnout and job satisfaction in both groups. Correlates are compared between groups and profiles of each group are discussed.

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