Impact of Burnout on the Mental Health of Social Workers: Moderating Role of Social Support

  • Umbreen Khizar Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan
  • Saira Irfan Department of Applied Psychology, University of Sahiwal.
  • Mehwish Fatima Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan
  • Samia Sarwar Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan
Keywords: Burnout, Mental Health, Social Support, Social Workers

Abstract

Burnout is progressively seen as an issue in the field of social work however there is limited knowledge about moderating influence of social support on burnout and the mental health of social workers. The present study intended to explore the impact of burnout on mental health and the connection between burnout and the mental health of social workers. Additionally, it also investigates the moderating effects of social support in this relationship. For the study, 300 subjects (188 males, 112 females) were approached by using the purposive sampling technique. The results of the study revealed that burnout has an impact on mental health and there is a significant positive correlation between burnout and mental health. Findings showed a weak effect of social support on the relationship between burnout and mental health. Moreover, the study revealed no gender differences in burnout, social support, and mental health. The outcomes involve a wide scope of interventions pointed toward advancing mental health among social workers for policymakers. 

 

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Published
2021-09-30
How to Cite
Khizar, U., Irfan, S., Fatima, M., & Sarwar, S. (2021). Impact of Burnout on the Mental Health of Social Workers: Moderating Role of Social Support. Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 9(2), 93-100. https://doi.org/10.52131/pjhss.2021.0902.0116
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