عنوان مقاله [English]
The objective of this study is to analyze the correlation between general health and burnout of social workers who work in the public hospitals of Tehran and to compare it with their counterparts in the welfare centers in the same city. To do so general health is measured according to different factors such as physical functioning, anxiety, social functioning and depression and burnout is analyses in terms of the size and intensity of emotional self-assessment, depersonalization and individual failure.
Method of research:
This is a descriptive research which has been conducted through a survey, where identifying the main variables, burnout and general health, and subject’s condition are emphasized.
A survey was done on the 87 subjects who were employed in public hospitals and 79 subjects who were employed in the welfare centers and were selected through stratified and cluster sampling. Hence the total number of subjects in this study was 166. The data was gathered based on general health questionnaire (Goldberg and Miller) and burnout (Maslach).
Findings suggest that there is an indirect correlation between general health and burnout. So when burnout increases, general health decreases and vice versa. The research also conveys that the social workers employed in the public hospitals in comparison with their counterparts in welfare centers suffer more from burnout.
In Conclusion we should point out that one of the factors involving burnout is the amount of individual success. Unfortunately all of our subjects do not have a favorable condition and suffer from low individual success. The other factor, which plays an important role in general health, is emotional self- assessment. Our respondents experienced a high degree of that.