This study investigated the work-family interface for human service workers. As the number of dual earner households has increased in the United States, the potential for work and family related stressors has escalated. Employees in the human service professions often contend with low financial benefits, low status, and high levels of stress. As a result, prior research has found that human service workers report high levels of stress and burnout in their personal and professional lives. This study examined if supportive family relationships will be related to higher levels of perceived work competence and lower levels of burnout. A convenience sample of human service workers completed a survey measuring work competence, work attitudes, family support, and burnout. Results indicated that supportive family relationships are related to lower levels of burnout.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
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Olson, Brooke; Smith, Emily; and Bass, Brenda L.
"Work and Family Demands Among Human Service Workers,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 23.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/23