A study to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction and stress for social care workers in Ireland

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Authors
Moore, Hannah
Issue Date
2012
Degree
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
Based on research carried out by Hawk (2006) that stress in correctional facilities can directly affect job dissatisfaction the aims of the current study was to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction and stress for social care workers in Ireland. A Correlational Questionnaire research design was used with items of stress, burnout, job satisfaction, coping and demographics including, age, gender, marital status and length of service as variables. The sample chosen to participate in the study was 70 Social Care Workers who work in …… There were a total of 61 respondents. The results indicated that job dissatisfaction for social care workers was strongly linked to emotional exhaustion as a result of continued occupational stress. Furthermore it was found that the more dissatisfied social care workers were with their jobs, the more likely they were to experience depersonalisation. Author keywords: Stress, job satisfaction, burnout, coping
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