Staff burnout in Israeli battered women’s shelters

Rachel Dekel, Einat Peled*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The article reports the results of an exploratory study on the impact of shelter work on shelter staff. Specifically, the study examined the relationships between workers’ personal variables, aspects of workers’ position and workers’ emotional burnout. The findings suggest that shelter workers in Israel experience low levels of emotional burnout, high levels of work-related emotional disturbance after work hours and high levels of social support. Age, education, position percentage and years in current job were found to relate to various dimensions of emotional burnout.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-76
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Social Service Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2000


  • Battered women shelters
  • Domestic violence intervention
  • Staff burnout


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