Exploring the self-care practices of social workers in Poland

J. Jay Miller, Zuzana Poklembova, Monika Podkowińska, Erlene Grise-Owens, Beáta Balogová, Theresia Maria Pachner

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This study examines the self-care practices of individuals employed as social workers in Poland (N = 250). Whilst personal self-care practices occurred slightly more frequently than did professional self-care practices, overall results indicate that participants only engaged in moderate amounts of self-care. Findings revealed significant differences in self-care by education level and self-reported health status, respectively. Only health status significantly predicted overall self-care. This study indicates the need for more attention to self-care. After a brief review literature, this paper will explicate findings and discuss salient implications derived from this study. This paper concludes by identifying apposite areas for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-93
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Work
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021

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  • Poland
  • Social work
  • self-care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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