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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, 2017
Achieving practice research competency is an essential pillar of social work practice. However, research material is often associated with dry lectures and incomprehensible statistical applications that may not reflect real life issues. Teaching research course is often antithetical to the pedagogical approach commonly used in social work…
Descriptors: Social Work, Experiential Learning, Case Studies, Caseworkers
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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