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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2010;19(2):163-172.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2010.19.2.163    Published online June 30, 2010.
The Perception of Recovery and Job Satisfaction in Community Mental Health Professionals.
Sunah Kim, Ran Keum, Hyun Lye Kim, Seong Eun Kim
College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea. fromutoh@hanmail.net
Abstract
PURPOSE
The relationship between perception of recovery by people with mental health problems and job satisfaction in community mental health professionals was examined in this study. METHODS: A correlational survey design was used. Data were collected from 176 community mental health professionals who worked in 29 community mental health centers in Gyeonggi Province. The perception of recovery was measured with the Recovery Knowledge Inventory (RKI) by Bedregal, O'Connell & Davidson (2006) and job satisfaction was measured with Job Satisfaction Scale developed by Lee (2009). Participants completed a self-report questionnaire. The SPSS/WIN 12.0 program was used for descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficients. RESULTS: There was no correlation between perception of recovery and job satisfaction. But a statistically significant difference was found between the roles of self-definition and peers in recovery and the job satisfaction. CONCLUSION: The results of this study show that community mental health professionals are still have a low level for perception of recovery. The results also suggest that health professionals' understanding of the concept of recovery is not sufficient. It is necessary to include recovery knowledge for community mental health professionals in education programs.
Key Words: Community mental health; Recovery; Job satisfaction


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