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Volume :48 Issue : 3 2020      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Resiliency among Kuwaiti Social Workers

Auther : Hadi R. Ashkanani Jane Shears

Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the factors that contribute to the resiliency of social workers in Kuwait country. It was also very importanat to see the effect of the demographic variables of the social workers on their resiliency. Methods: A questionnaire was given to a sample of 420 social workers who worked in different Ministries and social institutions in Kuwait. In this study the level of resiliency among social workers in Kuwait was examined. In addition, a multivariate statistical test was conducted to see which of the independent variables either demographic or soccio/ ecnonomic had statistical significance on the resiliency of the social workers. Finally, Research assistants interviewed 21 social workers to find out the social workers thoughts about the quantitative results. Results: A total of 320 questionnaires were returned (response rate 77%). The results showed that the age of the social worker was positively correlated to their resiliency. Kuwaiti social workers were more resilient than the non-Kuwaiti social workers. Social workers who had engaged in post qualifying training and development were more resiolient than the social workers who had not pursued continuing professional development opportunities. Surprisingly, the level of income affected resiliency negatively; the higher the income of the social worker the lower the resiliency. Conclusion: The study showed the importance of post graduate degree in social work. The study also showed the importance of intensive reaining on specific area of interest to the social worker him/ or herself. In addition, it seemed that older social workers with intensive training and experience in the job were more resilient than other social workers.
Keywords: Resiliency, Kuwait, Social Workers, Well-being.

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