An Exploratory Study of the Relationship Between Child Protection System Stressors and Case Outputs
Abbreviated Journal Title
Adm. Soc. Work
caseload; child maltreatment; organizational output; organizational; stressor; turnover; verification rate; SEXUAL-ABUSE; WELFARE; RETENTION; TURNOVER; SERVICES; OUTCOMES; STAFF; HOME; Public Administration; Social Work
This article presents an exploratory study of the relationship between organizational stressors and organizational outputs in the child protection field. A secondary data analysis was conducted with a sample of 65 counties in Florida. Multiple regression models were created using two independent variables representing caseload and turnover. While these organizational stressors were not significantly related to the percent of child abuse and neglect cases that were verified, they were significantly related to the percent of non-judicial cases closed within a specified time frame. These results point to the relevance of organizational characteristics in child protective services.
Administration in Social Work
"An Exploratory Study of the Relationship Between Child Protection System Stressors and Case Outputs" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1944.