Increasingly, social workers recognize the importance of self-care to practice. However, research examining self-care among social workers is nominal. Of particular paucity are works that explore self-care in international contexts. This exploratory study examined self-care among social workers (N = 200) in Slovakia. Findings indicate that participants engaged in moderate levels of self-care. Moreover, data indicated significant differences in self-care by health status, and number of weekly hours worked was a significant predictor of self-care. After a review of literature, this article explicates findings, identifies discussion points, and concludes by identifying implications for social work education, research, and practice.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||International Social Work|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2020|
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© The Author(s) 2018.
- International social work practice
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science