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Job satisfaction, job involvement and self-efficacy of a group of psychiatric employees in a sheltered workshop

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dc.contributor.advisor Mayers LJ en
dc.contributor.author Ordman R en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:18:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:18:05Z
dc.date.created 2000 en
dc.date.submitted 2001 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/109382
dc.description.abstract The present study aimed at identifying factors which enhance and inhibit psychiatric patients rehabilitation process in a sheltered workshop setting. To achieve this aim, the study assessed whether the sheltered workshop engenders feelings of job satisfaction, job involvement and self-efficacy in a group of psychiatric patients. <br><br> The sample used in the study was drawn from one protective workshop in the Johannesburg area. Structured interviews were conducted with 11 employees of the workshop. A quantitative content analysis revealed the following results. <br><br> Aspects of job satisfaction for employees of the sheltered workshop included the work itself, their co-workers, the unstressful nature of the work environment, the challenging aspects of the work, the feeling of belonging and identification with co-workers, the flexible nature of the working environment, the attitude of the sheltered workshop and the monitoring of employees. A strong theme emerged throughout the study of friendships being developed, of satisfaction derived from social activities, and of a feeling of belonging and identification with co-workers. In terms of job dissatisfaction, no particular themes emerged. Mention was made of tasks being unstandardized, of angry staff members, of aspects of the physical work environment and of salary. <br><br> In terms of job involvement, the majority of respondents (90%) who reported feeling that the sheltered workshop is an important part of their lives did so because they felt that the work at the sheltered workshop is fulfilling certain needs, namely by promoting their stability, mental health, self-esteem, and by providing permanent employment. In addition, more than half of the respondents feel very positive when performing their jobs. These findings indicate that employees at the sheltered workshop are experiencing high levels of job involvement. <br><br> With regard to self-efficacy, although some respondents did express enthusiasm at having to learn something new, and some respondents did acknowledge that they persevere in the face of certain obstacles, the majority of responses indicate low self- efficacy levels. In answer to the research question posed, it does not seem as if the sheltered workshop engenders feelings of self-efficacy. This is likely to have implications for rehabilitation and reintegration of the psychiatric patient into society, especially since people derive a major portion of their self-efficacy from work (Eden & Aviram, 1993). <br><br> The limitations of the study require consideration as do the recommendations provided by the researcher. en
dc.language English en
dc.title Job satisfaction, job involvement and self-efficacy of a group of psychiatric employees in a sheltered workshop en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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