|Type||Journal Article - Global journal of health science|
|Title||Burnout among social workers in Iran: Relations to individual characteristics and client violence|
Social workers are considered a professional group at high risk of burnout. Noticing the insufficient human
resource management and understaffed social work centers, Iranian social workers are faced with a considerable
level of physical and mental stress, which can lead to burnout. A national study on 390 social workers was
conducted. Among social workers, 10.9% had experienced burnout and 17.4% are at risk of developing burnout.
Social workers scored higher in burnout if they were dissatisfied with their income, had experienced violence, or
had lower self-esteem. Findings are discussed with regard to Iranian context and recommendations for
authorities of Iranian state welfare organizations are made.
|»||Iran, Islamic Rep. - Population and Housing Census 2011|