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ERIC Number: EJ1192484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Assessing Secondary Trauma, Compassion Satisfaction, and Burnout -- Implications for Professional Education for Asian-American Social Workers
Kwong, Kenny
International Journal of Higher Education, v7 n5 p75-85 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 burnout) and job-related health problems. Two hundred and eight (208) Asian social workers and students participated in a comprehensive online survey by providing basic demographic and work-related information and completing a set of standardized scales to assess their career experiences and work-related stress, as well as their psychological and physical well-being. Bivariate analyses and stepwise multiple regression analyses were used to estimate models that best predicted their experiences of secondary trauma, compassion satisfaction, burnout, perceived stress, and job-related health problems. The findings showed that higher perceived stress was associated with higher secondary trauma, burnout, job-related health problems, and lower compassion satisfaction. Work-related problems/stressors emerged as a very strong predictor of burnout and job-related health problems. Higher self-compassion was related to higher compassion satisfaction and lower secondary trauma and burnout. Self-compassion was found to be a very strong predictor of perceived stress. Implications of the findings for professional education and career development for Asian-American social workers were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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