Job termination among individuals with severe mental illness participating in a supported employment program

Donald C.S. Mak, Wing Hong Hector Tsang, Leo C.C. Cheung

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Abstract

This study, which explored job terminations among 60 individuals with severe mental illness participating in a supported employment program in Hong Kong, used the Chinese Job Termination Interview that was validated and translated from the Job Termination Interview (JTI; Becker, Drake, Bond et al., 1988). More than half of the job terminations (53%) were unsatisfactory which included dissatisfaction with job (44%) and lack of interest (22%). Modification of work schedules and provision of adequate supervision and coaching at the workplace were identified as necessary job accommodations. Similarities and differences of findings were compared with overseas studies. Possible improvement of current supported employment program was discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-248
Number of pages10
JournalPsychiatry
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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