Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Vang, Pa Der

Second Advisor

Chang, Janet C.


The main purpose of this study was to explore more in-depth how social workers care of themselves or more specifically, how they practice self-care, outside of the work environment. Previous research looks at work-related factors that lead to job burnout and how to manage this within the workplace. As an exploratory study, this research project examines possible contributory non-work related issues that are impacting the physical and psychological health of social workers. The variables were measured by looking at such things as exercise amounts; vitamin intake; use of alcohol, cigarettes, and caffeine; amount of sleep; and annual medical and dental check-ups. Surveys were given to social workers at various social service agencies.

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Social Work Commons