The meaning and nature of work has undergone significant change across the world, making job related stress a routine part of employment for many people. Social workers who are charged with the task of easing the chaotic lives of service users can also be subject to considerable job stress which adversely affects their personal lives. The current research identifies the stressors experienced by social workers serving in an NGO and also considers their consequences. Job stress was found to negatively influence not only social workers’ self-development, family life and job satisfaction, but also their physical and mental health. Copyright © 2010 The Author(s).
CitationVyas, L., & Luk, S. (2011). Frazzled care for social workers in Hong Kong: Job stress circumstances and consequences. International Social Work, 54(6), 832-851. doi: 0.1177/0020872810382684
- Job stress
- NGO social workers
- Organizational policy