Rogelio Gómez explora el burnout en el sector profesional del Trabajo Social en su publicación más reciente

El profesor del Departamento de Sociología y Trabajo Social de la Universidad de Valladolid, Rogelio Gómez García, acaba de publicar los resultados de su investigación, en co-autoría con las profesoras Margarita Alonso y María Lucía Llamazares, en la revista estadounidense Journal of Social Service Research.

En este texto, el actual Vicedecano Prácticum y Calidad de la Facultad de Educación y Trabajo Social, analiza los instrumentos que se emplean en la actualidad para evaluar el bienestar, personal y profesional, de quienes se dedican profesionalmente a la prestación de servicios sociales en España. El texto completo de este artículo se encuentra disponible en el siguiente enlace:

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/p75YrJk43BmkU35MD73H/full

El resumen (en inglés) de este trabajo se reproduce a continuación:

Burnout has been considered important to understanding the well-being of social workers and the quality of the services they render. Despite the ample international usage of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, its psychometric properties have come into question and alternative models of measuring the inventory have been suggested. The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties and the applicability of a Spanish version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) in an incidental sample of 947 social workers. Three alternative models of the MBI-HSS were tested for the purpose of identifying the most suitable model for measuring burnout in Spain. The confirmatory factor analysis supported the theory that the model of three correlated factors was superior to alternative models of one and two factors. The structure of three factors (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment) and 19 items showed the best adjustment and a suitable internal consistency of the dimensions of the MBI-HSS. These findings demonstrate that the MBI-HSS has validity and reliability acceptable for measuring burnout in social workers, providing valuable information to the managers of social services in order to reduce burnout among social workers. The limitations of the study and recommendations for future investigation are emphasized.