Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Social Work
Professor Hattie M. Mitchell
The overall objective of this study was to determine if there was a significant relationship between job burnout and social support systems among social workers employed in a VA hospital setting. To obtain this objective the researcher examined job burnout in relation to two key social support systems (Le., emotional and practical support). The researcher also explored the impact of demographic predictor variables on the relationship.
An exploratory descriptive research design was used in this study. A self administered questionnaire was given to 42 VA hospital social workers employed in 4 VA medical centers located in the Southeast region of the United States. Bivariate analysis was computed using Pearson's r correlations. The study found that there was a significant relationship between job burnout and emotional support among social workers employed in a V A hospital setting.
Taylor, William R. Jr., "An exploratory descriptive study of the relationship between job burnout and social support systems among social workers employed in a VA Hospital setting" (2001). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 1705.