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Applying the Ecological Systems Theory to a Child Welfare Agency: Examining the Association Between Organizational Culture and Climate and Individual Level Factors


The child welfare workforce is charged with the demanding work of ensuring the safety, well-being, and permanency of maltreated children. Although child welfare work can be rewarding, it is also associated with high levels of stress and burnout, causing challenges to retain staff. Developing organizational cultures and climates within child welfare agencies that are supportive of the workforce and strive to improve outcomes is essential. Applying the ecological systems theory to a child welfare agency provides for an understanding that the agency is comprised of different levels of systems with interactions between the systems. This study examined the association between the individual level factors of job satisfaction, copin... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Julien-Chinn, Francie Jane (Author) / Lietz, Cynthia (Advisor) / Lacasse, Jeffrey (Committee member) / Mendoza, Natasha (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Child Welfare / Individual Affect / Organizational Climate / Organizational Culture
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 184 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Social Work 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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