Title: Positive mental health among health professionals working at a psychiatric hospital
year: 2017
Journal: PLoS One
Volume: 12
Issue: 6
Pages: e0178359
ISSN: 1932-6203 (Electronic);1932-6203 (Linking)
Legal note: PMC5462373
Article Number: 28591203
Keywords: Adult;Demography;Female;Health Personnel/*psychology;*Hospitals, Psychiatric;Humans;Job Satisfaction;Male;*Mental Health
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Positive mental health (PMH) is a combination of emotional, psychological and social well-being that is necessary for an individual to be mentally healthy. The current study aims to examine the socio-demographic differences of PMH among mental health professionals and to explore the association between job satisfaction and total PMH. METHODS: Doctors, nurses and allied health staff (n = 462) completed the online survey which included the multidimensional 47-item PMH instrument as well as a single item job satisfaction question. Associations of PMH with job satisfaction were investigated via linear regression models. RESULTS: Significant differences in PMH total and domain specific scores were observed across socio-demographic characteristics. Age and ethnicity were significantly correlated with PMH total scores as well as various domain scores, while gender, marital and residency status and the staff's position were only significantly correlated with domain specific scores. Job satisfaction was also found to be a significantly associated with total PMH. CONCLUSION: The workplace is a key environment that affects the mental health and well-being of working adults. In order to promote and foster PMH, workplaces need to consider the importance of psychosocial well-being and the wellness of staff whilst providing an environment that supports and maintains overall health and work efficiency.
Notes: Picco, Louisa;Yuan, Qi;Vaingankar, Janhavi Ajit;Chang, Sherilyn;Abdin, Edimansyah;Chua, Hong Choon;Chong, Siow Ann;Subramaniam, Mythily;eng;2017/06/08 06:00;PLoS One. 2017 Jun 7;12(6):e0178359. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178359. eCollection 2017.
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28591203;https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5462373/pdf/pone.0178359.pdf
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5166
Authors Address: Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore.;Chief Executive Office, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore.
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