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

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dc.contributor Kruger, D. J.
dc.creator Moremi, Mosa Zephorah 2012-11-08T08:56:42Z 2012-11-08T08:56:42Z 2012-02 2018-06-27T17:10:58Z 2018-06-27T17:10:58Z
dc.identifier Moremi, Mosa Zephorah (2012) Volunteer stress and coping in HIV and AIDS home-based care, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <>
dc.description 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.
dc.description Psychology
dc.description M.A. (Psychology - Research Consultation)
dc.format 1 online resource (xi, 167 leaves : ill.)
dc.language en
dc.subject Volunteers
dc.subject Care-giving, stress
dc.subject Coping
dc.subject Burnout
dc.subject Resilience
dc.subject HIV
dc.subject AIDS
dc.subject 362.1969792
dc.subject AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Home care
dc.subject AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Services for
dc.subject HIV-positive persons -- Care
dc.subject Home care services
dc.subject Long-term care of the sick
dc.title Volunteer stress and coping in HIV and AIDS home-based care
dc.type Dissertation

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