Overall Work and Practice Satisfaction of Licensed Clinical Social Workers in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

Author: Jonathan Yun | Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD, MSW | Gary Cuddeback | Thomas Konrad | Donald Pathman, MD, MPH

Topics: Health Workforce Models and Projections, Workforce Demand

Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research Center

May 5, 2021

Little is known about the job satisfaction of licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) participating in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) federal Loan Repayment Program (LRP). Employee satisfaction in organizations is important for organizational well-being and to decrease turnover.

This article examines the work and practice satisfaction of LCSWs participating in the NHSC LRP. Findings have the potential to inform the NHSC's strategies in managing and retaining LCSWs.

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