International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Social Work | Nigeria | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


Social Workers' Interventionist Role in Depression Cases among Public Sector Retirees in Nigeria

Friday Imoluamen


Abstract: One of the aspects of social work is to assist people diagnosed of depression to overcome. Depression is a universal psycho - social problem to which retirees are vulnerable. Rising social problems in Nigeria in the period 2017 - 2022 exacerbated depression among public sector retirees. The objective of this paper is to assess the extent to which social workers are engaged in the management of depression cases among retirees from public sector establishments in Nigeria. Using the key words as search parameters online, 14 study papers were found, but only 5 studies were selected for analysis on account of their coverage and treatment of the key words relevant to the study. The approach of comparative analysis and conceptual review guided the study essentially. Results in all the 5 studies showed a significant degree of depression impact on Nigerian retirees, although methodologies used were at variance. Findings revealed that social work was not given prominence in any of the studies analyzed neither was reference made to the engagement of social workers in the management of depression among public sector retirees. The studies all confirmed the vulnerability of retirees and other older members of the society. Concluding, there still exists a gap in empirical literature on the engagement of social workers in depression management among retirees in Nigeria. One of the recommendations of the study is the prerogative of introducing retirees to social workers at pre - retirement and counseling meetings.


Keywords: Depression, Retirees, Social workers, Nigeria, Interventions


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 1771 - 1776


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