Factors associated with life satisfaction of personal care workers delivering dementia care in day care centers

Chau Wai Elsie Yan, Timothy Kwok, Catherine Tang, Florence Ho

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Abstract

This study examined the overall life satisfaction of personal care workers (PCWs) delivering dementia care in elderly day care centers in Hong Kong. A total of 142 PCWs participated in the present study. Regression analysis results showed that self-efficacy in dementia care was a robust predictor for PCWs' life satisfaction. Female gender, perceived adequacy of training, low staff to client ratio, and high emotional support from colleagues predicted a high level of self-efficacy. To promote a higher level of life satisfaction among PCWs, it is essential for organizations to enhance their sense of self-efficacy. Providing PCWs with adequate training that address areas specific to their perceived needs is of utmost importance in achieving this goal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Day care
  • Dementia care
  • Life satisfaction
  • Personal care worker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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