ERIC Number: EJ807051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Life Contentment and Mental Health Care Satisfaction
Prince, Jonathan D.
Research on Social Work Practice, v15 n6 p564-567 2005
Objective: It is now well documented that satisfaction with mental health services is influenced by a variety of other factors (e.g., race, diagnosis, functioning level). Because of a generally brighter outlook, this study examined whether care satisfaction is also influenced by contentment in housing, social relations, or existence in general. Method: Data were collected from 264 individuals with schizophrenia who were discharged from psychiatric hospitals into community services (M = 37 years of age, SD = 9.41, 61% male). Results: Satisfaction with services was determined partially by satisfaction with housing and interpersonal relations even after accounting for the influence of age, gender, race, and level of functioning. The association was statistically significant in inpatient and outpatient care. Conclusion: Future satisfaction assessments in social work research and practice may need to account for contentment with other areas of life.
Descriptors: Health Services, Community Services, Schizophrenia, Psychiatric Hospitals, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health, Life Satisfaction, Correlation, Satisfaction, Housing, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Influences, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Daily Living Skills
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