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The Effectiveness of Vocational Rehabilitation Programs on Interpersonal Relationship and Stress Coping Methods in People with Mental Disorder

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2006, 7(3), pp.191-206
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

김영천 1 Na Woon Hwan 1 Seungwon Jeong 2

1대구대학교
2우석대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study examines the applicability of a vocational training as part of rehabilitation program. Groups of inpatients with schizophrenia in a mental health unit received the vocational rehabilitation training program to see its effects on their interpersonal relationships and stress coping methods. The study was designed with nonequivalent control group non-synchronized design.The research was conducted from 1st of January to 31st of March in 2006. The participants are recruited from inpatients of Bugok National Hospital in Kyoung-nam and divided into two groups, the experimental group(n=18) and the control group(n=18). For the method, 40 randomly selected inpatients were tested with measurements for the interpersonal relationship and stress coping methods after examining the validity of these measurements. The results are analyzed using SPSS. In order to exam equivalence, χ2-test was used. T-test and ANOVA are used to test equivalence of dependent variables between the experimental group and the control group and differences between before and after the intervention.The summary of the results are:Firstly, the vocational rehabilitation program is effective to improve the interpersonal relationship in people with mental disorder.Secondly, the vocational rehabilitation program is effective for the active stress coping methods in people with mental disorder.

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