Staff members of community services for people with intellectual disability and severe mental illness: Values, attitudes, and burnout

Eugene Tartakovsky*, Adi Gafter-Shor, Moran Perelman-Hayim

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Abstract

The study focused on the connections between the value preferences, attitudes toward community living, and burnout among staff members of community services for people with intellectual disability (n= 126) and severe mental illness (n= 96) in Israel. A higher preference for the self-transcendence values and a lower preference for the self-enhancement values were associated with the staff members' positive attitudes toward their clients' empowerment, a higher sense of similarity, and a negative attitude toward exclusion. In addition, a higher preference for the self-transcendence values and a lower preference for the self-enhancement values were associated with a lower level of depersonalization and a higher sense of professional accomplishment. Finally, a more positive attitude toward empowerment, a higher sense of similarity, and a more negative attitude toward exclusion were associated with a lower level of burnout.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3807-3821
Number of pages15
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Volume34
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Community living attitudes
  • Community services
  • Intellectual disability
  • Severe mental illness
  • Values

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