Structural empowerment among social workers in Hong Kong: Its relationship with job satisfaction and psychological well-being

Hoi Nga NG, Kam Weng BOEY, Hing Kwan Alastair TO

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Abstract

Kanter’s model of structural empowerment developed in Western individualist culture has similar functionality in Hong Kong where collectivism is valued. Structural empowerment exerted a direct effect on job satisfaction and an indirect effect on psychological well-being via global psychological empowerment and job satisfaction. Opportunities for training and self-growth were most accessible to social workers, but least related to job satisfaction and had no bearing on psychological well-being. To empower social workers to provide a quality service, access to information, resources, and support in the workplace is more essential than access to training and self-development. Copyright © 2022 Informa UK Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-146
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Volume32
Issue number2
Early online date18 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Citation

Ng, H. N., Boey, K. W., & To, H. K. (2022). Structural empowerment among social workers in Hong Kong: Its relationship with job satisfaction and psychological well-being. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 32(2), 131-146. doi: 10.1080/02185385.2021.2017338

Keywords

  • Job satisfaction
  • Psychological well-being
  • Psychological empowerment
  • Social worker
  • Structural empowerment

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