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Staff working within secure services for people with intellectual disabilities: expressed emotion and its relationship to burnout, stress and coping

Langdon, Peter E., Kuipers, Elizabeth, Yaguez, Lidia (2007) Staff working within secure services for people with intellectual disabilities: expressed emotion and its relationship to burnout, stress and coping. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 11 (4). pp. 343-357. ISSN 1744-6295. (doi:10.1177/1744629507083584) (KAR id:36140)

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Abstract

Studies involving professional carers of people with mental health problems have investigated the relationship between burnout, job satisfaction, the coping strategies employed by carers, and expressed emotion (EE). We undertook a similar study involving carers of adults with intellectual disabilities detained within a secure hospital. Twenty-seven nursing staff completed a Five Minute Speech Sample regarding a keyworked client. EE was coded, and measures of coping strategies, burnout, attitudes to psychiatric treatment and job satisfaction were administered. Sixty-three percent of the sample were coded as having high EE. These subjects reported significantly higher levels of depersonalization and lower levels of personal accomplishment. They used coping strategies more frequently: specifically they reported trying to reorganize their work and to seek support from others. The results are discussed in light of the findings of previous studies. It is noted that the study was not causal and the sample size was small.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1744629507083584
Uncontrolled keywords: burnout; coping strategies; expressed emotion; secure hospitals; staff satisfaction
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter Langdon
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 14:24 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36140 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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