Social Workers' Motivation to Continue in the Field after Violent Assault by a Client
Published by American Research Institute for Policy Development
This study examines the relationship between violence against social workers and their motivation to continue working in the field in Palestine. A questionnaire was administered to 67 social workers. The main results show that when violence against social workers increases, their motivation to continue working in the field decreases.In addition, the results reveal that femalesocial workers showed higher motivationto continue working in the field than male social workers who faced the same degree of violence; younger social workers showed higher motivation to continue in the field compared to seasoned counterparts. Implications for social work practice are discussed.