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Effects of unemployment: a qualitative analysis

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dc.contributor.author Glancy, Derval
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-14T10:40:56Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-14T10:40:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3167
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aims to explore through qualitative analysis the subjective experiences of unemployment, particularly in the areas of mental health, physical health, occupational roles and time use. The study is intended for Occupational Therapy practitioners in particular as well as sociologists, anthropologists and psychologists who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of unemployment in this economic recession. Participants were recruited as part of a larger intervention; with 8 participants partaking in a semi-structured interview. Results may guide future Occupational Therapy interventions in unemployment by addressing key occupational disruptions experienced by participants. Unemployment has been described as a time of catastrophic change, affecting an individual in all life domains. It is therefore necessary, to understand the complex factors involved to provide a holistic service of support, advice and education to successfully negotiate through this tumultuous period. Research indicates that unemployment results in a deterioration in mental health. The most significant impact on a person’s mental health is the loss of collective purpose, regular activity, status and identity as well as perceived financial strain. Further investigation is warranted to fully understand the effects of unemployment in the growing migrant population. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject occupational therapy en_US
dc.subject unemployment en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.title Effects of unemployment: a qualitative analysis en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.type.thesisType Taught


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