An ethnographic study of job seeking among people with severe mental illness.

@article{Alverson2006AnES,
  title={An ethnographic study of job seeking among people with severe mental illness.},
  author={Hoyt S Alverson and Elizabeth Carpenter and Robert E. Drake},
  journal={Psychiatric rehabilitation journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={15-22}
}
An ethnographic study employing intensive participant observation methods identified critical differences in styles of searching for competitive employment among people with severe mental illness and explored the social/cultural correlates of these job-seeking styles. Propensity for active job seeking was strongly associated with younger age, with participants' involvement in interdependent kin networks or households, with ethno-racial minority background, and with capacity for coherent… CONTINUE READING

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