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Volume :42 Issue : 160 2016      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Job Satisfaction and Related Factors among Social Workers and Non Social Workers in Kuwait.

Auther : Dr. Hayfaa Y. AL-Kandari

     This study aims to identify job satisfaction and factors related to job satisfaction among 1702 social workers and non-social workers in the social welfare sector in Kuwait. The study used the Job Satisfaction Scale developed by Riza (1999), and adapted the Correlates of Work Satisfaction Scale for Abu-Bader (1998). The results showed that male social workers had higher level of job satisfaction than females. Social workers who were four years older or move were more satisfied than social workers who were in the age of thirties and twenties. Social workers who were divorced or widowed, and those who had no children were more satisfied in their job than those who were married and had children. Social workers who had low rate of salary (700 KD or less) were more satisfied in their job than those who had medium (701-1000 KD) or high rate of salaries (1001 KD or more). In addition, Social workers who had anxiety, stress, sleep disorder, sadness, moody, and loneness experience low level of job satisfaction when compared to those who satisfaction and supervision, financial reward, colleagues, and salary, whereas negative correlation were found between job satisfaction and burnout and turnover. Suggestions and implication were recommended for the improvement of social workers status in Kuwait.

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