Date of Award
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)
Deborah Wise, Ph.D.
The relationship of work-family conflict, general perceived self-efficacy, and history of traumatic experience to vicarious traumatization, secondary traumatic stress, and burnout was examined among 127 child welfare workers. Child welfare workers who reported higher levels of work-family conflict, lower levels of self-efficacy, and a history of traumatic experience reported higher levels of vicarious traumatization than those workers who reported lower levels of work-family conflict, higher levels of self-efficacy, and no history of traumatic experience. Work-family conflict was positively correlated with vicarious traumatization, secondary traumatic stress, and burnout. Work-family conflict was predictive of workers' intentions to leave their jobs, but level of self-efficacy and history of traumatic experience were not. Suggestions for future research directions are provided.
Fogg, Donna (2007). Vicarious Traumatization, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Burnout Among Child Welfare Workers (Master's thesis, Pacific University). Retrieved from: