Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Laura Boisen, Ph. D.

Second Advisor

Maria Dinis, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Shelly Theisen, M.S.W.


This quantitative study used survey research to explore the burnout level or degree of burnout experienced by school social workers and school social worker's relationship to burnout, caseload size, and multibuilding assignment. A survey of 95 school social workers in Ramsey County showed that most had a sense of personal accomplishment, felt connected to their clients and were not emotionally exhausted. The Maslach Burnout Inventory and demographic information were used to determine the burnout significance. The variables of caseload size and multibuilding assignment had no relationship with the bunnout scores. In addition, no relationship was found between the three subscales of burnout, caseload size, and multibuilding assignment. These findings could be used to develop a further awareness of burnout in social workers.


SC 11.MSW.1998.Davis.CLF

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