Psychological distress in Australlian case managers working with the unemployed

Goddard, Richard, Patton, Wendy A., & Creed, Peter (2001) Psychological distress in Australlian case managers working with the unemployed. Journal of Employment Counseling, 38, pp. 50-61.

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This study reports levels of psychological distress found in a sample of Australian case managers who work with the unemployed. Using a longitudinal survey methodology, 86 case managers employed throughout Australia completed the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12, D. P. Goldberg, 1978), on two occasions during 1999. In comparison with other studies investigating psychological well-being of both employed and unemployed individuals, case manager respondents in this study reported significantly higher levels of psychological morbidity than levels reported by unemployed Australians. Skills training seemed to moderate psychological distress levels reported by female case managers.

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ID Code: 9481
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: psychological distress, case managers, skills training, unemployment, Australian study, psychological well, being
ISSN: 0022-0787
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 American Counseling Association
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:45

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