Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name


First Advisor

Melvin Williams, Ph.D


The overall objective of this study was to examine burnout and job satisfaction from the perspective of the social workers at Grady Memorial Hospital. To obtain this objective, the following areas on burnout and job satisfaction were addressed by the researcher: (a) characteristics of burnout and job satisfaction, (b) how burnout occurs, and (c) strategies for reduction of burnout and improving job satisfaction.

This study was an attempt to provide a clear understanding of what burnout is, how it affects the social workers, and suggest ways to reduce burnout and increase job satisfaction among the social workers. The results showed that burnout was not prevalent among the social workers and they were satisfied with their jobs.

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