|Title:||Job termination among individuals with severe mental illness participating in a supported employment program|
|Subject:||Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations|
Mentally ill -- Employment -- China -- Hong Kong
|Department:||Department of Rehabilitation Sciences|
|Pages:||ix, 71 leaves ; 30 cm|
|Abstract:||This study is to explore the reasons of job terminations among individuals with severe mental illness participating in a supported employment program in Hong Kong. There were two aims. One was to adapt the Job Termination Interview (JTI; Becker 1998) for local use. Second, by means of the validated and translated JTI, the reasons of job terminations among individuals with severe mental illness participating in the supported employment program were explored. The JTI was validated by means of an expert panel and then translated into Chinese version. The Chinese JTI was used to collect the information about the reasons of job terminations of 60 participants recruited by convenient sampling. More than half of the job terminations were unsatisfactory, defined as the client quitting without having other job plans or being fired. The significant findings among the clients were that the most common problems related to unsatisfactory terminations were dissatisfaction with job and lack of interest. Modification of work schedules, provision of adequate supervision and coaching at workplace were identified as needed job accommodations. These results suggested that the job-person matching, as well as intensive and continuous support services, plus needed job accommodations were areas that required to be strengthened in the supported employment program. The findings gave directions to aspects that existing supported employment program need to be strengthened so as to further enhance job tenure of individuals with severe mental illness (SMI).|
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