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Book

Notes on stress

Author:
KEMP Barry
Publisher:
Barry Kemp Training
Publication year:
1985
Pagination:
37p., illus., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bradford
Journal article

Prevalence and predictors of burnout among Palestinian social workers

Author:
ABDALLAH Taisir
Journal article citation:
International Social Work, 52(2), March 2009, pp.223-233.
Publisher:
Sage

The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and predictors of burnout among Palestinian social workers. A random sample of 180 social workers completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The most predictive factors associated with burnout among Palestinian social workers are identified.

Journal article

Personal and occupational factors in burnout among practicing social workers implications for researchers, practitioners, and managers

Author:
SIEBERT Darcy Clay
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Service Research, 32(2), 2005, pp.25-44.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

This study utilises a large representative sample of practicing social workers (N = 751) in North Carolina, USA to examine personal and occupational factors in burnout. The findings include a current burnout rate of 39% and a lifetime rate of 75%. Regression analyses support the author's contention that personal variables should be included in analyses of burnout. Researchers, practitioners, managers, and educators should take an active role in understanding and addressing the multiple influences on burnout among social workers. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street,  Binghamton, NY 13904-1580).

Book

A resource bank on stress

Author:
HARVEY Marilyn
Publisher:
Youth Clubs UK
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
92p.
Place of publication:
London

The aim of this resource material is to provide activities that will enable young people to explore feelings, health problems and behaviours associated with stress and ways in which they might deal with their feelings and support their friends in similar situations.

Journal article

Stressing vulnerability: stress discourse in the public sector

Author:
MCLAUGHLIN Kenneth
Journal article citation:
Journal of Critical Psychology Counselling and Psychotherapy, 4(4), Winter 2004, pp.223-232.

States that stress in social work emphasises psychology over materiality, positioning professionals as vulnerable to service users. Discusses the social context of stress discourse, stress in social services, problematising stress, stress as metaphor, and mediating the stress discourse. Concludes that, rather than being seen as an 'illness', stress should be seen as a historical development

Journal article

Disability and stress: a study in perspectives

Authors:
BRAMSTON Paul, MIOCHE Corinne
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 26(3), September 2001, pp.233-242.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare

This Australian study aimed to reveal what aspects of life bother people with different forms of disability. Ninety-nine adults with a visual, intellectual or physical disability completed a self-report stress scale. Contrary to expectation, total stress levels did not seem to be unusually high. All participants acknowledged their disability, but only half regarded it as a stressor in itself...

Journal article

High pressure areas

Authors:
KENNEDY Paul, GREY Nick
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 16.7.97, 1997, pp.26-28.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

The authors set out the results of their study on the root causes of nurses' stress.

Journal article

Going for the cure

Author:
WYLIE Mary Sykes
Journal article citation:
Family Therapy Networker, July 1996, pp.21-25, 29-37.
Publisher:
Family Therapy Networker

In the United States of America - an estimated one-half population has been exposed to an event in diagnosable Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). While the epidemiology of PTSD has been exhaustively documented the remedies are not remotely obvious. Looks at how psychotherapy is dealing with this problem.

Journal article

Burnout: a smouldering problem among South African social workers?

Authors:
ROSS E., FRIDJOHN P.
Journal article citation:
Social Work Maatskaplike Werk, 31(3), August 1995, pp.265-279.

Reports a study of burnout amongst South African social workers from the perspective of ecological dysfunction occurring as a result of reciprocal transactions between people and their ecosystems.

Journal article

Social change and stress in Estonia

Author:
KUTSAR D.
Journal article citation:
Scandinavian Journal of Social Welfare, 4(2), April 1995, pp.94-107.
Publisher:
Munksgaard/ Blackwell

This article attempts to assess social stress in Estonia at this time of transformation. The hypothesized model of social stress is based on the stress and coping model of Lazarus & Folkman and Borden as is applied as a frame of reference to the investigation. One thousand adult respondents from the Household Budget Survey were involved in the survey in March and April 1993. The factor...

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