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Burnout, Depression, Suicide Idea, Anxiety, ADHD, and Impulsiveness, Self-Esteem, and Quality of Life with Social Workers
Korean J Stress Res 2019;27:209-214
Published online September 30, 2019
© 2019 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Youn Kim1 , Ji Hee Wee2 , Nam Hee Kim3 , Myung Ho Lim4

1Department of Counseling Psychology, Policy and Business Graduate School, Dankook University, Cheonan, 2Oh Child Psychiatric Clinic, Suwon, 3Center for Happiness Studies, Seoul National University, Seoul, 4Department of Psychology, College of Health Science, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Myung Ho Lim
Department of Psychology, College of Public Service, Dankook University, 119 Dandae-ro, Cheonan 31116, Korea
Tel: +82-41-550-3263
Fax: +82-41-559-7852
Received February 1, 2019; Revised July 22, 2019; Accepted July 22, 2019.
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Objective: This study aimed to evaluate relationships between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, impulsiveness, burnout, self-esteem and quality of life and social sorkers group in Korea.
Methods: A set of questionnaires were provided to a total of 153 social workers and 454 other participants as a comparison group. All subjects were evaluated using the Korean Adult Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Scales, the Beck’s Depression Inventory, Beck's Scale of Suicide Ideation, Beck’s Anxiety Inventory, Baratt’ Impulsiveness Scale, Maslach Burnout Inventory, Rosenberg‘s Self-esteem Inventory, Quality of Life Scale.
Results: The participants who belonged to the social workers group were more likely to demonstrate the symptoms of ADHD and higher levels of depression, suicide idea, anxiety, impulsiveness, burnout and lower levels of self-esteem, quality of life. Further, the results of logistic regression analysis confirmed the association between the social workers group and ADHD symptoms, depression, self-esteem.
Conclusions: Timely and effective evaluation and treatment of ADHD, self-esteem, as well as depression was required for social workers.
Keywords : Social workers, Burnout, Depression, Anxiety, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Impulsivity

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