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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2015;24(3):178-187.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2015.24.3.178    Published online September 30, 2015.
Experience of People with Mentally Disabled for Work Drop-out.
Mi Young Kim, Eun Kyung Byun
1Department of Nursing, Kaya University, Gimhae, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Kyungnam College of Information Technology, Busan, Korea. bek@eagle.kit.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to explore experience of people with mentally disability for work drop-out. METHODS: Participants were 10 persons with an intellectual disability. The Colaizzi's phenomenological method was utilized. Data were collected using non-structured interviews. RESULTS: According to the data analysis, 7 theme-clusters were identified from 13 themes. The theme-clusters were 'Struggling in work', 'Being a stranger in the office', 'Struggling in standing alone', 'Feeling ambivalent', 'Waiting for a new opportunity for work', 'Being determined to make an effort to maintain a job', 'Expecting myself to gain recognition'. CONCLUSION: The outcomes of this study indicate a need to design intervention programs and directions to introduce realistic improvement plans for people with intellectual disabilities in order to decrease work drop-out.
Key Words: Qualitative research; Mentally disability; Experience


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