Job satisfaction of community residential staff serving individuals with severe intellectual disabilities

Jerry Ford, Jill Honnor

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the nature and sources of job satisfaction of direct services staff who work with individuals with severe intellectual disabilities in community group home settings. Findings suggested that staff held moderately favourable views toward their jobs, with work satisfaction reported in interactions with residents and families, the nature of the work itself and supportive relationships with co-workers. Conversely, involvement in decision-making, opportunities for advancement, feelings of isolation, utilisation of skills, and lack of feedback on performance were reported as areas of concern. Analysis of respondents' demographics yielded few significant relationships with job satisfaction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)343-362
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
    Volume25
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000

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