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dc.contributor.authorGladman, Beverley
dc.contributor.authorWaghorn, Geoff
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-31T02:00:59Z
dc.date.available2018-07-31T02:00:59Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1051-9815
dc.identifier.doi10.3233/WOR-162252
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142681
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: High non-participation in the labour force and unemployment remain challenging for adults with serious mental illness. OBJECTIVES: This study examined the personal experiences of people with serious mental illness when seeking, obtaining and maintaining competitive employment. The aim was to increase understanding of personal experiences of employment and how these experiences can be used to inform the assistance provided in support of clients’ competitive employment goals. METHODS: Qualitative data from a two-year period were thematically analysed from one participating site in a multi-site trial of employment services integrated with public funded community mental health treatment and care. RESULTS: Both positive and negative themes arose. Positive themes included: Aspirations for a better life, receiving feedback on good job performance, employment displacing preoccupation with illness, and employment improving self-esteem and reducing financial stress. Negative themes included stigma experiences, stress, and health difficulties. Both positive and negative experiences did not depend on type of employment service assistance nor key client characteristics such as age, sex, and diagnostic category. CONCLUSIONS: Despite its many benefits, employment can also increase the risk of negative personal experiences. These findings suggest that employment service providers could do more to assist people who commence employment, to reduce the risk of negative personal experiences and to enhance the benefits of competitive employment.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherIOS Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom835
dc.relation.ispartofpageto843
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWork
dc.relation.ispartofvolume53
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial and Organisational Psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMechanical Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170107
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0913
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titlePersonal experiences of people with serious mental illness when seeking, obtaining and maintaining competitive employment in Queensland, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWaghorn, Geoff R.


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