Understanding subjective well-being among social workers in Israel

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Based on the conservation of resources theory, this study assesses the association between selected demographic factors (relationship status, years of work experience) and psycho-social factors (self-rated health, burnout, loneliness, and sense of coherence), and the subjective well-being of social workers. The data were collected through structured questionnaires (n = 394). The findings suggest that relationship status, self-rated health, burnout, loneliness, and sense of coherence significantly predicted subjective well-being among social workers. It may be concluded that social workers who have a strong arsenal of demographic and psycho-social resources will experience fewer negative psychological outcomes and report higher levels of subjective well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-411
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2021


  • Burnout
  • loneliness
  • relationship status
  • self-rated health
  • sense of coherence
  • subjective well-being
  • years of work experience

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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