- 鹿児島国際大学福祉社会学部 = カゴシマ コクサイ ダイガク フクシ シャカイ ガクブ (ISSN:13466321)
- vol.38, no.2, pp.13-27, 2019-10-01
Two aspects are considered vital for the accomplishment of the duties of personnel who assist persons with disabilities : the first aspect concerns their work environment, including human relationships and the treatment these personnel receive at their workplace, and the second aspect involves the subjective rewards attained by the facilitators from the work they perform. This paper aims to focus on the former aspect and examines the features pertaining to the perceptions of the personnel regarding their work environment. A qualitative analysis was conducted on the basis of free answers obtainedfrom a questionnaire survey administered to 223 participants facilitating children or persons with disabilities. The results of the evaluation of the descriptions provided by the participants were classified into five core categories. Statements on the work environment and also on matters external to the workplace milieu were included in this analysis. Participants' insights on their work environment were incorporated in the core category, "the workplace and the treatment received in the workplace." This core category also encompassed assertions about the physical and mental burden borne by these personnel. This paper primarily reports on the results of the examination conducted on statements included in this core category. Moreover, the present study additionally evaluated the contents relating to the core category that included the participants' doubts and dissatisfaction with their jobs and their attitudes toward work.