高齢者介護施設に勤務する介護専門職の主観的ウェル・ビーイングについての質的研究 [in Japanese] Qualitative research on subjective well-being of certified care workers at nursing homes for the elderly [in Japanese]
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In this research, interviews were conducted with six certified care workers workingat nursing homes for the elderly, regarding various components of subjective wellbeing.Through analysis of their narratives, characteristics of the cognitive component (e.g. lifesatisfaction) and affective component (e.g. joy, happiness) of subjective wellbeing, commonalityand individuality of the participants, diachronic changes (changes according to thelength of service) and related factors were investigated. The results indicated that all participantsexperienced the following: an increase in positive feelings; such as the joy of receivinggratitude, a sense of fulfillment, the recognition that they are useful for others,altruistic spirit of wishing others happiness, as well as increase in negative feelings, suchas anxiety, bewilderment, and confusion. Around three years after starting to work, theyhad wanted to stop working, but because of support and training from their colleaguesand superiors, as well as the smiles of the clients, they recovered and were able to obtaineven more fulfillment and an increased sense of achievement.
- Human welfare studies
Human welfare studies (14), 23-32, 2011