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Well-being of Social Workers in Hong Kong


Dr Ho Chun Yip Henry, Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychology, conducted a survey on 400 full-time social workers from family, youth, elderly, rehabilitation, and other services. The results showed that 90% of the interviewees experienced work overload, 70% experienced organisational constraints, and 50% intended to quit. Dr Ho recommends that organisational actions and policies should not only serve to facilitate efficient operations and productivity, but also take social workers’ well-being into consideration. This can be achieved by advocating and implementing organisational policies and practices that enable a supportive and fair environment. He also suggests that professional training should not only target job-specific skills and abilities but also positive thinking and effective problem-solving.

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