J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2010 Dec;19(4):447-456. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2010.19.4.447.

Factors Influencing Job Stress in Work Experience of employees with Mentally Disabled

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Silla University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Social Welfare & Public Administration, Gyeongju University, Korea. yoonsj@gju.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to identify the degree of job stress for workers with mentally disabled and factors influencing their job stress.
METHODS
The participants in this study were employees with mental disabilities employed in job programs sponsored by community mental health centers and social rehabilitation centers. For this study, researchers conducted a survey with structured questionnaires with 221 employees. Data were analyzed using t-tests, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and multiple regression analysis with SPSS/WIN 14.0.
RESULTS
There were no significant differences in job stress according to general characters. However, there were significant differences in job stress according to type of employment and monthly-income. Multi-regression analysis showed that type of employment and social support affected job stress.
CONCLUSION
The findings of this study indicate that following should be emphasized: conditions of employment such as type of employment and social support should be improved to decrease job stress and help the employee to remain in the job.

Keyword

Mentally disabled; Job stress; Social support; Empowerment

MeSH Terms

Community Mental Health Centers
Employment
Humans
Mentally Disabled Persons*
Power (Psychology)
Surveys and Questionnaires
Rehabilitation Centers
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