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Hardiness and spiritual well-being among social work students: implications for social work education

Author: Kamya, H.A.
Author Background: Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College, McGuinn Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167: hugo.kamya@bc.edu
Date Spring/Summer 2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Social-Work-Education
Volume/Pages 36(2): 231-240
Subject Matter Practicum, Social-work-students; Spirituality-; Self-esteem; Social-work-education; Burnout
Abstract The challenge today for social work students is how to address the professional and educational demands placed on them as they attend to the development of the whole person. This article reports the findings from a 1994 study of social work students. Data collected from a survey of 105 social work students showed significant relationships among hardiness, spiritual well-being, and self-esteem. Spiritual well-being and hardiness were found to be strong predictors of self-esteem. This article discusses the need to explore the role of spiritual well-being as well as implications for research, practice, and education. (Journal abstract.)