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Are Social Workers Really Burned Out? An Analysis between Rural and Urban Social Workers
Journal of Rural Mental Health
  • Paul Force-Emery Mackie, Minnesota State University - Mankato
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract

Using the Maslach Burnout Inventory, this study assesses levels of burnout among rural and urban social workers using a self-administered random sample survey of 1,665 respondents across eight primarily rural states. Demographic, bivariate, and ordinary least squared regression methods reveal that while participants showed little burnout, and no differences were observed between rural and urban social workers, significant differences were identified within groups. Findings suggest that differences within groups are based on length of time as a social worker and number of hours worked. In addition, social workers who were employed fewer years and worked longer hours showed higher levels of burnout.

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DOI
10.1037/h0095947
Citation Information
Mackie, P.F.E. (2008). Are Social Workers Really Burned Out? An Analysis between Rural and Urban Social Workers. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 32(2), 3-18.