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Burnout, Informal Social Support and Psychological Distress among SocialWorkers



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Sánchez Moreno, Esteban y De la Fuente Roldán, Iria-Noa y Gallardo Peralta, Lorena Patricia y Barrón López de Roda, Ana (2014) Burnout, Informal Social Support and Psychological Distress among SocialWorkers. British journal of social Work, 45 (8). pp. 2368-2386. ISSN 0045-3102, ESSN: 1468-263X

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URL Oficial: http://dx.doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcu084

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Previous research has shown that social workers are a profession at risk of suffering a high incidence of so-called burnout syndrome. Burnout is in turn related to psychological distress. Social support from informal sources is a factor with potential to reduce the psychological distress caused by burnout. However, the previous research has not considered informal social support in sufficient detail. This article, using a cross-sectional study, analyses the relationship between burnout, informal social support and psychological distress in a sample of social workers in Spain (n ¼ 189). The results show a high incidence of psychological distress and burnout, above all in terms of Emotional Exhaustion (EE). The results of the hierarchical regression analysis confirm the importance of informal social support as a variable negatively related to distress, even in the presence of burnout. Surprisingly, organisational variables were not associated with distress. Longitudinal and qualitative research is necessary to examine the nature of this relationship in detail.

Tipo de documento:Artículo
Palabras clave:Burnout, Social workers, Distress, Social support
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Psicología social, Burnout, Angustia, Trabajadores sociales
Materias:Ciencias Sociales > Trabajo Social > Ancianos
Ciencias Sociales > Trabajo Social > Servicios sociales
Código ID:30613
Depositado:15 Jul 2015 12:03
Última Modificación:29 Nov 2018 12:56

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