Child welfare workers' resilience and coping styles in Ankara, Turkey


GENÇ B. , BUZ S.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, vol.63, no.5, pp.597-611, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020872820940005
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK
  • Page Numbers: pp.597-611

Abstract

This study aims to elucidate child welfare workers' resilience and coping styles. Data were collected via questionnaire, specifically the Resilience Scale (RS) and Coping Style Scales-Brief Form (CSS-BF). RS-based results indicated intermediate professional resilience (n = 108) wherein professionals protect their resilience with training and peer support or coaching. Emotion-focused coping methods were also found to be effective. Using different methods than those used in this study, future research on professional resilience in other social work areas is recommended.