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ERIC Number: ED019682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 141
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Reference Count: 0
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WORK INHIBITION AND REHABILITATION. PART I--WORK INVOLVEMENT AND SELF-PERCEPTIONS OF EX-PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS, AN EXPLORATORY STUDY.
TIFFANY, DONALD W.
THE PRIMARY CONCERN OF THIS STUDY WAS TO EXAMINE LEVELS OF WORK INVOLVEMENT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO SELF-PERCEPTIONS. QUESTIONNAIRES DESIGNED TO MEASURE THE SUBJECT'S CONCEPT OF HIS ACTUAL SELF AND HIS CONCEPT OF AN IDEAL SELF FOR THREE SITUATIONS WERE OBTAINED FROM EXPERIMENTAL (EX-PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS) AND CONTROL (MEDICAL OUT-PATIENT) GROUPS. HIGH WORK-INVOLVED PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM, HAVE THE ABILITY AND ACTUALLY DO WHAT IS EXPECTED, AND ARE MORE ACTIVE AND INVOLVED WITH PEOPLE THAN LOW WORK-INVOLVED PEOPLE. A SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT ACTUAL-IDEAL DISCREPANCY IN THE WORK SITUATION EXISTED FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS, INDICATING A LOWER LEVEL OF WORK ADJUSTMENT FOR THE EX-PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS THAN FOR THE GENERAL MEDICAL PATIENTS. THE CONCLUSIONS INDICATE--(1) THE LEVEL OF WORK INVOLVEMENT IS CLOSELY LINKED TO SELF-PERCEPTIONS, (2) SELF-PERCEPTIONS REFLECT ENVIRONMENTAL SETTINGS, (3) MANY ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS LEADING TO WORK AVOIDANCE MAY BE DUE TO SOCIAL DEFICIENCIES, (4) EX-PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS IN THE LOWER SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROUPS SHOW CONSIDERABLE NEED FOR EXTERNAL GUIDANCE BECAUSE THEY LACK INNER-DIRECTEDNESS, AND (5) THERE IS DEFINITE NEED FOR FOLLOW-THROUGH COUNSELING EFFORTS WITH THE LOW WORK-INVOLVED PERSON. VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMS CANNOT AFFORD TO IGNORE THE INSEPARABILITY OF SOCIAL-PERSONAL AND TECHNICAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY STUDIES, KANSAS CITY, MO. FOR $2.50. (AUTHOR)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Community Studies, Kansas City, MO.
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