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Stress, support and well-being as perceived by probation trainees

Collins, S, Coffey, M and Cowe, F 2009, 'Stress, support and well-being as perceived by probation trainees' , Probation Journal, 56 (3) , pp. 238-256.

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    A study on stress, support and well-being was carried out with probation trainees (n = 110). The study indicated that working as a probation trainee entailed high demands. Greater levels of demands were experienced by trainees with children and those undertaking part-time work. A large majority of trainees reported a high sense of personal accomplishment, had good self esteem, held positive attitudes towards themselves and enjoyed their work with offenders. Female trainees had significantly less positive attitudes towards themselves than males. Small, but significant numbers of trainees experienced problems with stress, wellbeing, low self-esteem, tiredness and emotional exhaustion. They might benefit from receiving morei ndividual support, mutual group support and stress management courses. ‘Professional’ support opportunities from fellow students and practice development assessors were perceived as more important than from family or friends. There were some significant differences between trainees in their perceptions of support offered by Consortia and their tutors. Overall, there were no significant differences in relation to age or ethnicity.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: probation, trainees, stress, support, well-being, work based learning
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences
    Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
    Journal or Publication Title: Probation Journal
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0264-5505
    Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2011 16:25
    Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 22:39

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