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Work satisfaction among human service professionals
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2647-2869
Institutionen för socialt arbete, Göteborgs universitet.
2019 (English)In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, ISSN 0964-2633, E-ISSN 1365-2788, Vol. 63, no 7, p. 889-889Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Work satisfaction among professionals in human service organisations is often viewed as an important aspect of quality – for professionals but also for those who are receiving the support. Professionals who report high levels of job satisfaction also provide services of higher quality compared to those who are dissatisfied. For the service users this is considered as central especially for those with long‐lasting support such as persons with intellectual disabilities. The presentation demonstrate work satisfaction among professionals in social service, school and health care working with people with intellectual disability.

Methods: Data was collected using a digital questionnaire and the presentation is based on written excerpts (n = 925) on an open‐ended question from a total of 333 respondents.

Results: Results showed that positive work experiences were associated with autonomy, competence, nature of the work, collaboration, response and feedback, work environment, support and the target group. In the presentation we provide empirical evidence for these different aspects of work satisfaction.

Implications: To conclude the study contributes with knowledge concerning important factors and circumstances that provides professionals within the field of intellectual disability with work satisfaction. More research is needed to understand job satisfaction among human service professionals in the field of intellectual disabilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019. Vol. 63, no 7, p. 889-889
Keywords [en]
Human service professionals, Intellectual disabilities, Work satisfaction, Sweden
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Work Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161914DOI: 10.1111/jir.12663ISI: 000474486305177OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-161914DiVA, id: diva2:1341689
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Future4All, The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) 2019, August 6–9 2019, SEC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Available from: 2019-08-09 Created: 2019-08-09 Last updated: 2019-09-06Bibliographically approved

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