- 福祉社会学部論集 = Quarterly journal of welfare society (ISSN:13466321)
- vol.38, no.1, pp.41-58, 2019-07-01
Two aspects are considered vital in the duties discharged by personnel who assist people with disabilities. The first facet concerns the work environment including human relationships and the treatment received in the workplace. The second feature involves subjective rewards attained by the facilitators from the work. This paper attends to the latter aspect and examines features of specific positive work concepts articulated by the personnel with regard to what rewards they gain from their current responsibilities. The free answers obtained from a questionnaire survey administered to 223 members facilitating children or persons with disability were utilized for qualitative analysis. The results of the evaluation of the descriptions were classified into five core categories. Statements on positive work concepts as well as assertions on work concepts that were not constructive were included in the analysis. The core categories incorporated many types of positive opinions on work, including the pleasure attained from the relationship with users and the personnel's self-growth. The pleasure gained from the relationship with users was often described as difficulties. This paper examines the statements included in the aforementioned three core categories and on the assertions of positive work concepts included in the other two core categories.