Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2012 Nov;21(3):221-228.

Associated Factors of Job Satisfaction on Part-time Work of the Mentally Disabled

  • 1College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea. minocin@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Nursing, Changshin College, Changwon, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to identify the degree of satisfaction of part-time work of the mentally disabled and the factors affecting their job satisfaction.
The subjects of this study were 106 part-time workers with mental illness in the city of B and Y. The data were collected from February 1, 2012 to May 30, 2012 using self-report questionnaires including the measurement scales of job satisfaction, family support, work volition and the degree of satisfaction with work environment. The data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, multiple regression with the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program.
The mean of score for job satisfaction was 61.8+/-13.84. Job satisfaction was highly related to family support, work environment and work volition. The associated factor of the subjects job satisfaction were family support, work environment, work volition, and the period of employment. The combination of these four factors showed an explanation for job satisfaction at the rate of 80.2%.
The results imply that job satisfaction needs to be increased for the job continuity of employees with mental illness. In addition to this, work environment, work volition and family support should first be improved for the increase of job satisfaction.


Mentally disabled person; Job Satisfaction; Vocational rehabilitation
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