THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOSOCIAL WELL-BEING AND SUPERVISION OF CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS IN CHILD AND YOUTH CARE CENTRES

Keywords: emotional burnout, child and youth care workers, psychosocial well-being, residential care, supervision, vulnerable children

Abstract

Children who are placed in residential care have been severely traumatised, and the implication is that it has a direct impact on the psychosocial well-being of the child and youth care workers who work with the vulnerable children daily. How the care workers perform their daily tasks are impacted upon and can even lead to emotional burnout. The aim of the study was to quantitatively investigate the relationship between supervision and the psychosocial well-being of child and youth care workers. Seventy-seven child and youth care workers (CYCW) were purposefully sampled for this study. Three questionnaires were used to collect data. The IBM SPSS version 25 software was used to analyze the data. In some cases, there was a small effect size, yet it seems that ethnicity, gender, marital status, and income influence the psychosocial well-being of CYCW. The study also shows a connection between CYCW who received supervision and those who did not receive supervision.

Author Biographies

Chevonne Bam, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Faculty of Health Science, School of Psychosocial Health:Departement of Social Work, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Hanelie Malan, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Faculty of Health Science,School of Psychosocial Health: Departement of Social Work, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Published
2022-03-01
How to Cite
Bam, C., & Malan, H. (2022). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOSOCIAL WELL-BEING AND SUPERVISION OF CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS IN CHILD AND YOUTH CARE CENTRES. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 58(1), 71. https://doi.org/10.15270/58-1-988
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