Occupational tedium in the social services

Ayala Pines, Ditsa Kafry

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Occupational tedium among social service workers was found to depend more on a worker’s interpersonal relations with colleagues and clients than on intrinsic work conditions, such as the variety of job assignments. This suggests that social workers may be particularly sensitive to people as sources of both emotional stress and support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-507
Number of pages9
JournalSocial Work
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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