Taetske Calitz, Adrie Roux, Herman Strydom


Social work was classified as a scare skill and the retention of social workers is an impor­tant aspect that needs urgent attention. The research goal of this study was to determine what degree of work engagement and job satisfaction South African social workers experience in their current positions and how this influences job turnover, burnout and the intention to leave the profession. The purpose was to determine the needs social workers experience that will affect turnover in the profession. The needs/problems social workers experienced were stress, burnout, lower job satisfaction and work engagement. 


social worker; stress; burnout

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