Interest in employment among people with schizophrenia

Westcot, Cassandra, Waghorn, Geoffrey, McLean, Duncan, Statham, Dixie and Mowry, Bryan (2015) Interest in employment among people with schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 18 2: 187-207. doi:10.1080/15487768.2014.954162


Author Westcot, Cassandra
Waghorn, Geoffrey
McLean, Duncan
Statham, Dixie
Mowry, Bryan
Title Interest in employment among people with schizophrenia
Journal name American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1548-7776
1548-7768
Publication date 2015-04-03
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15487768.2014.954162
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 187
End page 207
Total pages 21
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Abstract There are divergent findings about the level of employment interest among community residents with schizophrenia. In addition, little is known about interest in other socially valued roles, such as formal education and training, self-development, living independently, and other forms of rehabilitation. Interest in employment is important as an indicator of demand for effective supported employment services. Data for this analysis were provided by a large and well-defined community sample of 255 persons with a DSM-IV diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Role functioning was investigated with the Socially-Valued Role Classification Scale. Interest in employment was high, with 85% of the participants being either employed or interested in employment as a future goal. In addition, 95% of participants were either performing, or interested in performing, two other socially valued roles (education and training or rehabilitation). This is more encouraging than some previous studies suggest and indicates that 95% of all community residents with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder are candidates for effective rehabilitation programs. Further research is needed to understand the importance of interest in socially valued roles and how appropriate assistance can develop both interest and lack of interest into motivation and action within each role domain.
Keyword Employment
Role functioning
Schizophrenia
Supported employment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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