COMING SOON! PQDT Open is getting a new home!

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations & Theses will remain freely available as part of a new and enhanced search experience at

Questions? Please refer to this FAQ.

Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Burnout, compassion fatigue, and compassion satisfaction: Relationships with the treatment of individuals with personality disorders
by Schwarz, Carla Ana, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 57; 1522600
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between the treatment of people diagnosed with Personality Disorders and the experiences of burnout, compassion satisfaction, and compassion fatigue among mental health professionals.

Thirty-six mental health professionals completed a self-report survey using the Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) Scale and indicated the percentage of individuals with Personality Disorders on their current caseloads. The results indicated that, on average, the mental health professionals had low levels of burnout and compassion fatigue and high levels of compassion satisfaction. Additional results indicated a significant positive relationship between the treatment of individuals diagnosed with Personality Disorders and compassion fatigue. Trends were apparent for burnout and compassion satisfaction.

Future research should include a larger and more diverse sample. Implications for social work practice and policy are that there should be more focus on self-care strategies for mental health professions treating a high percentage of individuals diagnosed with Personality Disorders.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
Commitee: Castano, Yvette, Elliott, Sue, Jennings, Lisa, Meyer-Adams, Nancy
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1522600
ISBN: 978-1-303-02012-4
Copyright © 2021 ProQuest LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy