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dc.contributor.authorJones, F.
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Ben
dc.contributor.authorIbbetson, K.
dc.identifier.citationJones , F , Fletcher , B & Ibbetson , K 1991 , ' Stressors and Strains amongst Social Workers : Demands, Supports, Constraints, and Psychological Health ' , British Journal of Social Work , vol. 21 , no. 5 , pp. 443-469 . < >
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 192710
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 78aa4bf5-0659-4db4-ac9b-e45ec90aa839
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3734
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0009466035
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: . Copyright British Association of Social Workers. [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractThis article describes an empirical study of the work stressors and psychological strains experienced by social workers in Hertfordshire. A questionnaire, based on Payne's (1979) model of occupational stress, investigated the perceived Demands, Supports, and Constraints of the work, including threats and violence in addition to more subjective perceptions of pressure. The research aimed to establish the extent and nature of stress amongst social workers and to pinpoint the specific features of the work which are associated with particularly poor levels of psychological health. It also aimed to suggest possible courses of action to alleviate excessive pressure. The research showed that while the social workers found their job satisfying, they perceived the work as very pressured and felt that the pressure adversely affected the service they provided. The psychological health measures indicated that levels of general anxiety were particularly high. The most highly stressed workers perceived their jobs as more demanding and less supportive and estimated that they took twice as much sick leave. Certain specific demands and supports were shown to be important in predicting psychological health. Various recommendations are made aimed at alleviating strain by reducing demands and constraints and increasing supports.en
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Social Work
dc.titleStressors and Strains amongst Social Workers : Demands, Supports, Constraints, and Psychological Healthen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.contributor.institutionBehaviour Change in Health and Business
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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