Demands, control, supportive relationships and well-being amongst British mental health workers
Wood, S., Stride, Chris, Threapleton, Kate, Wearn, Elizabeth, Nolan, Fiona, Osborn, D., Paul, Moli and Johnson, Sonia. (2011) Demands, control, supportive relationships and well-being amongst British mental health workers. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Vol.46 (No.10). pp. 1055-1068. ISSN 0933-7954Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-010-0263-6
Purpose: Staff well-being is considered to be a potential problem within mental health occupations, and its variability is in need of investigation. Our starting point is to assess the role of demands, control and supportive relationships that are at the core of Karasek’s model. The study aims to assess the relationship amongst mental health workers of job demands, control and support (from peers and superiors) with multiple measures of well-being.
Method: Data were obtained through a self-completion questionnaire from mental health staff in 100 inpatient wards, 18 crisis resolution/home treatment teams and 18 community mental health teams. The data was analysed using multilevel regression analysis.
Results: Job demands (negatively), control (positively) and supportive relationships (positively) are each uniquely associated with the five measures of well-being included in the study: namely intrinsic satisfaction, anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion and personal accomplishment. Non-linear and interaction effects involving these demands, control and supportive relationships are found, but vary in type and strength across well-being measures.
Conclusions: The combination of low levels of demands and high levels of control and supportive relationships is good for the well-being of mental health staff. Our results suggest that management initiatives in mental health services should be targeted at creating this combination within the working environment, and particularly at increasing levels of job control.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Mental health personnel -- Job satisfaction -- Great Britain, Mental health personnel -- Job stress -- Great Britain, Well-being|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology|
|Official Date:||October 2011|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 1055-1068|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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