This study examined the relationship between perceived workplace friendships and burnout among child welfare workers. The participants included 23 females and 5 males. The respondents worked in Family Maintenance, Family Reunification, and Permanent Placement from one regional office in the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area. All respondents are child welfare workers, known in Los Angeles County as Children's Social Workers. Of the 50 questionnaires distributed, only 28 were returned; for a return rate of 56%. The questionnaire measured perceived workplace friendships and burnout, as well as demographics of respondents.
The study found a significant correlation between friendship opportunity and personal accomplishment and between friendship prevalence and personal accomplishment. The higher the friendship opportunity the lower the personal accomplishment, also the higher the friendship prevalence the lower the personal accomplishment. Implications for social workers and future research recommendations are addressed.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Occupational psychology, Public policy|
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