Emotional intelligence in social work



The aim of this research project was to examine the relationship between Emotional Intelligence, stress, burnout and social work practice and also assess whether Emotional Intelligence training for social workers would reduce their burnout rates and improve their practice over time. The study design used a Randomised Control Trial over 12 months collecting quantitative data at 6 time points, two before the Emotional Intelligence Training and 4 after the Emotional Intelligence Training. Twenty-five percent of participants also took part in a qualitative interview. 207 Child and family social workers took part in the study from eight local authorities in the UK.

Please cite as: Biggart, Laura Paule (2016). Emotional intelligence in social work. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-852431
Date made available31 Aug 2016
PublisherUK Data Service

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