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Srinika D. Jayaratne

Professor Emeritus of Social Work

Srinika D. Jayaratne
Professor Emeritus Siri Jayaratne has been studying the effects of work stress on the health and well-being of social workers since 1979, and is currently working with colleagues analyzing data from a longitudinal study of child welfare workers. His program of research has included four national surveys of social workers, as well as a study of social workers and their spouses. Jayaratne is also exploring aspects of client violence towards social workers in the workplace. Other areas of research/scholarly interest: social work practice; practice evaluation; program evaluation. He retired in June 2009.

Research Interests/Focus

Work stress, professional practice, client violence towards social workers, human service prevention programs.

Education

Year Degree   School
1975 PhD Social Work and Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1971 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1968 BA Psychology University of California, Riverside
Year Description
2008 Faller, K. C., Jayaratne, S., & Ellett, A. (2008). Outsourcing child welfare services. The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: 16th Annual Colloquium, Phoenix, AZ.
2008 Jayaratne, S., & Ibrahimi, R. S. (2008) Organizational factors contributing to job satisfaction and burnout among social workers and the impact of social support and social undermining. 21st International Scientific Conference of Social Work, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
2007 Jayaratne, S., Ortega, R. M., Faller, K. C., & Vandervort F. (2007). Race matching in service delivery: Is there an elephant in the living room? Presented at the International Conference on Social Development, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
2007 Jayaratne, S. (2007). Michigan Master's curriculum in social work. Presented at the 20th International Scientific Conference of Social Work, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
2005 Jayaratne, S. (2005). Race matching in social work practice. Paper presented at the CSWE Conference, New York, NY.
2001 Reithoffer, A. A., Blythe, B. & Jayaratne, S. (2001). Are intensive family preservation services effective? An experimental study. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Atlanta, GA.
1998 Amrani-Cohen, I., Guterman, N. B., Bargal, D. & Jayaratne, S. (1998). Resilience among social workers: A cross-cultural study of Americans and Israelis. Paper presented at the Joint World Congress of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Assocation of School of Social Work, Jerusalem.
1996 Guterman, N. B., Jayratne, S. & Bargal, D. (1996). Client violence toward social workers: A cross-national study. Paper presented at the CSWE Conference, Washington, DC.
1995 Guterman, N. B., Jayaratne, S. & Bargal, D. (1995). Workplace violence and victimization experienced by social workers: A cross-national study of Americans and Israelis. Paper presented at the Conference of the American Psychological Association and the National Institute on Occupational Helath and Safety, Washington, DC.
1995 Guterman, N. B., Jayaratne, S., & Bargal, D. (1995). Health care social workers' stress, control and support on the job: A cross-cultural comparison of Israelis and Americans. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health Care, Jerusalem, Israel.
1994 Jayaratne, S. (1994). Professionalization in social work: New directions. Paper presented at the Social Workers World Conference, Sri Lanka.
1991 Brabson, H. V., Gant, L. M., Jayaratne, S., Nagda, B., Singh, A. K., & Chess, W. A. (1991). African-American practitioners' perceptions of their supervisors: Emotional support, social undermining, and criticism. Paper presented at the CSWE Conference, New Orleans, LA.
1990 Jayaratne, S. (1990). A ten-year replication study on the correlates of burnout among social workers: 1979-1989. Invitational presentation at the ENOP Conference on Professional Burnout, Cracow, Poland.
1989 Jayaratne, S. (1989). Prevention training program for social work. Presented at the NIMH Workshop on prevention training, Washington, DC.
1988 Jayaratne, S. (1988). Clinical significance: Problems and solutions. Invitational presentation. Conference on Empiricism in Clinical Practice: Present and Future, Great Barrington, MA.
1988 Himle, D. P., Thyness, P. A., & Jayaratne, S. (1988). Job satisfaction and work stress among social workers in Norway and the U.S.A. Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Work, Vienna, Austria.
1988 Siefert, K., Jayaratne, S., Brown, A., & Bloom, M. (1988). The Michigan Prevention Training and Curriculum Development Project. Presented at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
1987 Himle, D. P., & Jayaratne, S. (1987). Social support: Is perception of availability more important than actual support. Paper presented at the 21st Annual AABT Convention, Boston, MA.
1987 Jayaratne, S., & Himle, D. P. (1987). Social support: Is there a difference between perception and use. Paper presented at the NASW Conference, New Orleans, LA.
1987 Siefert, K., & Jayaratne, S. (1987). Developing a research-based prevention intervention curriculum. Presented at the Faculty Development Institute, CSWE Conference, St. Louis, MO.
1986 Jayaratne, S. (1986, October). Burnout: Research foundations and practice issues. Invitational workshop at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
1985 Jayaratne, S. (1985). The use of time-series designs in research with the chronically mentally ill. Invitational presentation at CSWE Conference on Chronic Mental Illness: Improving the Knowledge Base through Research, Washington, D.C.
1985 Jayaratne, S., Chess, W. A., & Norlin, J. (1985). Competence may prevent burnout; Emotional support may not. Paper presented at the CSWE Conference, Washington, DC.
1985 Davis-Sacks, M. L., & Jayaratne, S. (1985). An empirical study of the relationship between occupational strains and marital satisfaction. Paper presented at the NASW Occupational Social Work Conference, Boston, MA.
1984 Jayaratne, S. (1984). Stressors and supports for emergency workers: The role of the family. Invited panelist, NIMH conference of Role Stressor and Supports for Emergency Workers, Washington, D.C.
1984 Chess, W. A., Jayaratne, S., & Norlin, J. (1984). Psychological profiles of social work administrators and caseworkers: A national study. Paper presented at the CSWE Conference, Detroit, MI.
1983 Jayaratne, S. (1983). Submission of research articles to social work journals. Invited panelist NASW National Conference, Washington, D.C.
1983 Himle, D. P., & Jayaratne, S. (1983). Gender differences in work stress. Paper presented at the World Congress on Behavior Therapy, AABT 17th Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
1983 Jayaratne, S., Chess, W. A., & Norlin, J. (1983). Burnout among private and agency-based practitioners: Results of a national survey. Paper presented at the NASW National Conference, Washington, DC.
1983 Jayaratne, S., & Davis-Sacks, M. L. (1983). Client interactions and burnout. Paper presented at the NASW National Conference, Washington, DC.
1983 Jayaratne, S., & Chess, W. A. (1983). A comparison of job satisfaction, burnout, and turnover among workers in child welfare, community mental health, family service, and health settings. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Fort Worth, TX.
1981 Anderson, S., Jayaratne, S., & Richek, H. (1981). Exploration and utilization of CAN information systems data. Workshop presented at the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Milwaukee, WI.
1981 Kunkel, D., Norlin, J., Chess, W. A., Jayaratne, S., & Anderson, S. (1981). Slowing the fire of worker burnout. Workshop presented at the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Milwaukee, WI.
1981 Jayaratne, S., & Chess, W. A. (1981). Emotional support within the workplace as a buffer to job stress and strain. Paper presented at the NASW National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
1981 Kunkel, D., Chess, W. A., Jayaratne, S., Anderson, S. & Norlin, J. (1981). Child abuse patterns: Rural/urban distinctions. Paper presented at the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Milwaukee, WI.
1981 Jayaratne, S., & Irey, K. V. (1981). The locus of control of worker and perceptions of clients. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Louisville, KY.
1980 Jayaratne, S. (1980). Measurement in prevention. Invitational presentation at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Los Angeles, CA.
1980 Jayaratne, S., & Levy, R. L. (1980). Measurement of social functioning. Invitational presentation at the National Conference on Social Welfare, Cleveland, OH.
1980 Norlin, J., Chess, W. A., & Jayaratne, S. (1980). Client profiles of successful and unsuccessful social services outcomes: Implications for practice. Paper presented at the National Conference on Social Welfare, Cleveland, OH.
1979 Jayaratne, S., Chess, W. A., & Norlin, J. (1979). Are social services helpful? Paper presented at the NASW National Conference, San Antonio, TX.
1977 Jayaratne, S. (1977). The clinical-research approach to intervention. Paper presented at the First State Conference of the National Association of Social Workers, Oklahoma City, OK.
1977 Jayaratne, S., & Thompson, J. V. (1977). The psychological characteristics of parents who abuse children: A review. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Phoenix, AZ.
1973 Jayaratne, S., Stuart, R. B., & Tripodi,T. (1973). Methodological issues and problems in evaluating treatment outcomes in the family and school consultation project, 1970 - 1973. Paper presented at the Fifth Banff International Conference on Behavior Modification, Banff, Canada.
1972 Stuart, R. B., Tripodi, T., & Jayaratne, S. (1972). The family and school treatment model of services to predelinquents. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
n.d. Mattison, D., Jayaratne, S. & Croxton, T. Boundary issues: A national survey. Paper presented at the NASW National Conference, Cleveland, OH.

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