Title

Burnout level and coping strategies of occupational therapy technicians caring for inpatients in National Center for mental health

Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Keywords

Stress Manament, Adaptation, Psychological, Occupational Therapists

Abstract

The objectives of the study were to determine individual factors such as age, gender, civil status, working hours, and length of employment, type of intervention, and workload of occupational therapy technicians caring for inpatients with psychiatric disorders, to determine the burnout level and coping strategies adapted by occupational therapy technicians, and to determine if there are any significant relationships between individual factors, burnout level and coping strategies adapted by occupational therapy technicians caring for inpatients with psychiatric disorders. This research pursued a quantitative approach for data analysis used a survey questionnaire regarding individual factors and coping strategies adapted in response to burnout experiences. Purposive or judgmental sampling was utilized a non-probability sampling design to gather respondents from National Center for Mental Health. The research tool consists of a demographic data questionnaire, a 15 item researcher designed burnout assessment tool, and a 20-item researcher designed coping strategy assessment tool. Likert scale was employed to measure frequency of experience of burnout and coping strategies used. The Kruskal-Wallis H Test or the "One-Way Anova on Ranks" and the Pearson Correlation Test were used for data analysis. No significant difference in burnout level was found when respondents were grouped according to individual factors except when grouped according to workload or number of pavilions assigned to. Although different coping strategies are adapted by respondents when grouped according to number of pavilion assigned to, all respondents still have low if not negligible levels of burnout.

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