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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.


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

U-M SSW PhD Psychology Graduate - 1975

Dissertation Topic

The effects of contract-based behavioral intervention on some decision-making characteristics in delinquent families.

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