Sources of stress experienced by occupational therapists and social workers in mental health settings
Lloyd, Chris , McKenna, Kryss , & King, Robert (2006) Sources of stress experienced by occupational therapists and social workers in mental health settings. Occupational Therapy International, 12(2), pp. 81-94.
This study examined the sources of stress experienced by occupational therapists and social workers employed in Australian public mental health services and identified the demographic and work-related factors related to stress using a cross-sectional survey design. Participants provided demographic and work-related information and completed the Mental Health Professionals Stress Scale. The overall response rate to the survey was 76.6%, consisting of 196 occupational therapists and 108 social workers. Results indicated that lack of resources, relationships and conflicts with other professionals, workload, and professional self-doubt were correlated with increased stress. Working in case management was associated with stress caused by client-related difficulties, lack of resources, and professional self-doubt. The results of this study suggest that Australian occupational therapists and social workers experience stress, with social workers reporting slightly more overall stress than occupational therapists.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||case management, mental health, occupational therapists, social workers, stress|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Whurr Publishers Ltd.|
|Copyright Statement:||Copyright © 2005 Whurr Publishers Ltd.|
|Deposited On:||13 Oct 2011 14:52|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:36|
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