Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Reader/Committee Chair

Joseph, Rigaud


Currently, burnout is a significant issue affecting college students across the world. With the increasing economic, academic, and social pressures of college life, occurrences of burnout out may hinder graduation rates along with the physical and mental health of college students. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between self-care and burnout among social work students. A total of 76 students recruited from a Hispanic-serving institution in Southern California constituted the sample of this study. The Kruskal-Wallis H Test was used to analyze the correlation between self-care and burnout. The findings revealed a strong correlation between the aforementioned variables at the statistical significance level (p < .001). Implications for social work educations were discussed.