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Volunteer stress and coping in HIV and AIDS home-based care

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dc.contributor.advisor Kruger, D. J.
dc.contributor.author Moremi, Mosa Zephorah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-08T08:56:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-08T08:56:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/7682
dc.description.abstract Volunteer caregivers provide essential services to people in the terminal stages of AIDS and their families. Volunteers are exposed to stress and burnout. This study investigated the relationships between stress, coping strategies, levels of burnout and resilience in this population. Volunteers from Societas ‘O Sosiale (SOS) Children Villages and community based organisation (CBO) partnerships, were selected using non-probability purposive convenience sampling. A total of 110 participants were given the Experience of Work and Life Circumstances Questionnaire (WLQ), Brief-Cope, Maslach’s Burnout Inventory (MBI), a Resilience scale and the Living Standard Measure to complete. Statistical analyses were performed on the data. This includes descriptive statistics, reliability analysis, factor analysis, correlations and multivariate analysis of variance. The study found that volunteer caregivers experience high stress levels and burnout related to stressors outside work, remuneration, personnel policies and high resilience. High burnout is associated with all forms of coping. Further it is shown that training in problem-solving skills, counselling, government and public lobbying for support, registration with relevant professional bodies, furnished offices, reasonable recruitment requirements and compensation are needed to help the care givers avert the effect of stressors and control stress by stopping it from turning to burnout. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 167 leaves : ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Volunteers en
dc.subject Care-giving, stress en
dc.subject Coping en
dc.subject Burnout en
dc.subject Resilience en
dc.subject HIV en
dc.subject AIDS en
dc.subject.ddc 362.1969792
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Home care
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Services for
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons -- Care
dc.subject.lcsh Home care services
dc.subject.lcsh Long-term care of the sick
dc.title Volunteer stress and coping in HIV and AIDS home-based care en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Psychology - Research Consultation)


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