Present Problems of Professional Social Workers and About Their Awareness in Karachi

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Kinza Farooq
Dr. Nasreen Aslam Shah


The current study was designed to know the hurdles and difficulties which professional social workers are facing due to unawareness in society. The aim of social work is to enhance well-being by promoting social change, problem-solving in human relationships, and the empowerment and liberation of people of society. In preventing dysfunction and developing full potential, social work plays an important role. The purpose of this research paper is to examine the socio-economic status, job satisfaction, problems faced, difficulties, the behavior of people, and the importance of professional Social Worker in society. This study is exploratory research based on both qualitative and quantitative research; the sample was selected through the simple random sampling method, which consisted of 200 professional social workers having a master's degree. Data was collected by using a tailor-made questionnaire containing 144 questions. After assembling data, we found that the majority of professional social workers can play a positive role in preventing malfeasance in society. The findings also suggested that professional social workers face many problems in different fields, which ultimately affects their performance. Additionally, because of unawareness about social work discipline in our society, people are not considerate towards social workers.

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