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Burnout, Depression, Suicide Idea, Anxiety, ADHD, and Impulsiveness, Self-Esteem, and Quality of Life with Social Workers
Youn Kim, Ji Hee Wee, Nam Hee Kim, Myung Ho Lim
STRESS. 2019;27(3):209-214.   Published online September 30, 2019
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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.


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.


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.


Timely and effective evaluation and treatment of ADHD, self-esteem, as well as depression was required for social workers.


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