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ERIC Number: EJ809725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Workplace Learning: Depression as an "Undiscussable" Topic in Eight Information and Communications Technology Organisations in South Australia
Davies, Lisa
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v48 n2 p291-315 Jul 2008
More than 800,000 Australians every year are affected by depression. Despite evidence that depression is manageable, that people can be successfully treated in individually appropriate ways and that earlier identification and treatment are associated with more rapid recovery, depression appears to be poorly recognised and understood. In this paper, I focus on depression in the workplace. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with human resource managers in eight organisations within the deregulated information and computing technology sector in South Australia. I focus on managers' ability to access information about depression, and their beliefs about the value of work-based education about the illness. I also report on managers' understandings of prevailing attitudes towards depression and mental health education in their workplaces. The analysis is conducted within a qualitative, interpretive framework. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia