Unheard Voices: Why Former Child Welfare Workers Left Their Positions
This mixed methods study used a snowball sample (n = 54) to capture retrospective insight from former public child welfare workers about job satisfaction and reasons they left their positions. Responses to open-ended questions suggested a theme of lack of organizational support as the primary reason they left. Former workers also reported that they wanted a voice and someone to hear their concerns, greater recognition, and opportunity to practice self-care. Quantitatively, workers in their positions 8 years or longer were the most satisfied on a 19-item global scale examining job satisfaction. Respondents were unhappy with their workloads and emotional impact of their positions.
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Recommended Repository Citation
Griffiths, Austin and Royse, David. (2016). Unheard Voices: Why Former Child Welfare Workers Left Their Positions. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 11 (1), 73-90.
Original Publication URL: https://works.bepress.com/austin-griffiths/1/download/
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/socwk_fac_pub/6