Workforce Health and Well-being
Workforce Health and Well-Being

Workforce Health and Well-Being

👋 Welcome.

Researchers from LifeSkills Center for Child Welfare Education and Research, Western Kentucky University, are exploring work-related stress among child welfare workers and supervisors. This is a dedicated space for study-related information, news, and updates.
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This is a Research Study.

Study Purpose

The Specific Aims of this Study Include:
  1. To explore work-related stress (e.g., experiences, impacts).
  1. To explore coping behaviors in response to work-related stress.
  1. To examine the psychological and physical outcomes of work-related stress for child welfare workers and supervisors.

Frontline Child Welfare Worker

Interested in Taking Part? ➡️ [Note: Recruitment phase complete]

Great! Please complete the brief online survey here. It takes less than a minute to complete! The survey asks for your name and email address. A research team member will contact you if you are selected to take part in this study.
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Note. The $25 will be distributed by Western Kentucky University to all participants that take part in an online interview with a member of the research team.

Child Welfare Supervisors

Interested in Taking Part? ➡️ [Note: Recruitment phase complete]

Great! Please complete the brief online survey here. It literally takes less than a minute to complete! The survey asks for your name and email address. A member of the research team will contact you if you are selected to take part in this study. Alongside your name and email address, please indicate whether you are a supervisor (in the box provided).
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Note. The $25 will be distributed by Western Kentucky University to all participants that take part in an online interview with a member of the research team.


Study Questions ❓

If your question is not answered below, please contact Dr. Oliver Beer (oliver.beer@wku.edu).

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Question #1: How long does the online survey take to complete?
Answer: When we tested the online survey, it took less than a minute to complete.
 
Question #2: What information (and data) will you collect from the online survey?
Answer: The online survey will ask for your name and a contact email address. You will also be asked to provide informed consent online, including a digital signature.
 
Question #3: Who will contact me?
Answer: A member of the research team will contact you shortly after you complete the brief online survey. Typically, it will be the primary investigator, Dr. Oliver Beer. However, it may be another researcher that conducts the online interview with you.
 
💰 Question #4: When will I receive the $25 (USD) e-gift card incentive for participating?
Answer: Great question! We want to get you the participation incentive quickly. After taking part in the interview (and assuming that you are a child welfare worker and/or supervisor), the primary investigator will put in the request for your e-gift card.
Note: Please ensure your email is correct!
 
🎒 Question #5: I am a student. Can I take part in this study?
Answer: This study was approved for child welfare workers and supervisors only. However, we will be expanding this research (in the future) to include students. Sign up to our mailing list and we will let you know when you can take part.
 
Question #6: The recruitment survey is closed. Can I still take part?
Answer: We had a fantastic response (thank you!) to this study. Therefore, we needed to end recruitment. Although recruitment for this study is closed, you can sign up to our study newsletter for updates, information, and opportunities to participate in other research we conduct.

Research Team

Meet your research team.
 

Members Area

We are developing our members area. You will be invited to become a ‘member’ (no fee) following participation in the study. The members area will provide you with:
  • Opportunities to connect with other child welfare workers in Kentucky.
  • Access ‘members only’ study-related updates.
  • Opportunities to have your question(s) answered by a member of the research team, following manuscript preparation and publication.
  • Invitations to participate in other studies.

Informed Consent and Study Forms

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Informed Consent