Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The influence of sense of coherence, self-care and work satisfaction on secondary traumatic stress and burnout among child and youth residential care workers in Switzerland
Authors : Steinlin, Célia
Dölitzsch, Claudia
Kind, Nina
Fischer, Sophia
Schmeck, Klaus
Fegert, Jörg M.
Schmid, Marc
DOI : 10.1080/0145935X.2017.1297225
Published in : Child & Youth Services
Volume(Issue) : 38
Issue : 2
Pages : 159
Pages to: 175
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Routledge
ISSN: 0145-935X
Language : English
Subjects : Trauma sensitive care; Secondary traumatic stress; Sense of coherence; Child and youth residential care
Subject (DDC) : 616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
618.92: Pediatrics
Abstract: The present study aimed to investigate the incidence of post-traumatic and secondary traumatic stress as well as burnout symptoms among child and youth welfare workers in residential care in Switzerland and to assess the predictive value of sense of coherence, self-care, and job satisfaction. A sample of 319 child welfare professionals in Swiss child and youth residential care was assessed using questionnaires that addressed sense of coherence, perceived collective efficacy, self-care, and work satisfaction, as well as symptoms of traumatic stress and burnout. Linear regression analyses were conducted to determine the influence of sense of coherence, self-care and job satisfaction on symptoms of burnout and traumatic stress. Enhancing sense of coherence, work-related self-care and work satisfaction could reduce stress symptoms and increase the well-being of child and youth welfare staff. The authors discuss how child and youth residential care institutions could improve these factors among their staff.
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP)
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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