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Masters Thesis


School for Social Work


Social workers-Job satisfication, Sleep-Psychological aspects, Insomnia-Psychological aspects, Sleep, Sleep adequacy, Job satisfaction


This study was undertaken to explore the perceived job satisfaction of social workers and other clinicians, and the relationship of their satisfaction with work to their sleep habits. It was hypothesized that sleep deprivation would negatively impact one's satisfaction with work. A survey was designed that implemented two previously tested measures, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the abridged versions of the Job Descriptive Index and the Job In General scale (aJDI/aJIG). The survey was sent to social workers as well as other professionals employed in human services work. The findings showed the respondents to be significantly sleep deprived as compared to the general adult population in the United States. Of further significance, a higher rating of sleep quality correlated with higher overall job satisfaction scores.




iii, 48 p. Thesis (M.S.W.)-Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass., 2010. Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-37)