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Effects of Empowerment on the Burnout and Career Commitment of Social Worker

사회복지조직에서의 임파워먼트가 소진과 경력몰입에 미치는 영향

  • 강종수 (강원대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2012.02.08
  • Accepted : 2012.05.07
  • Published : 2012.05.28

Abstract

The absence of empowerment has been offered as one explanation for the growing burnout of social worker. Numerous studies have linked empowerment to employee's behaviors and attitudes. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of empowerment on the burnout and career commitment of social worker. For the research, empowerment was consisted of meaning, competence, self-determination and impact. And burnout was consisted of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and feelings of inefficacy. This study was analyzed 265 social workers by survey. The results of this study are summarized as follows: Social Workers have high correlation to empowerment on the burnout(-) and career commitment(+). Especially, meaning and self-determination have a negative effects on the burnout and positive effects on the career commitment. This study finally discusses theoretical implications for future study and practical implications for empowerment strategies on the results.

Keywords

Empowerment;Burnout;Career Commitment

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