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Kwong, Kenny – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The present study explored work-related stress and career experiences of Asian-American social workers and assessed if their demographic characteristics, beliefs and orientations (altruism, idealism, and self-compassion), and work-related stressors might impact their professional quality of life (secondary trauma, compassion satisfaction, and…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Social Work, Burnout, Trauma
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Kwong, Kenny – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Social workers experience tremendous work-related stress--particularly among those providing direct services in healthcare settings. A review of related literature summarized several critical challenges faced by social workers who work with highly difficult clients in these settings, including (a) clients who engage in manipulative high-risk…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Burnout, Anxiety