Job Terminations Among Persons with Severe Mental Illness Participating in Supported Employment

  title={Job Terminations Among Persons with Severe Mental Illness Participating in Supported Employment},
  author={Deborah R Becker and Robert E. Drake and Gary R. Bond and Haiyi Xie and Bradley J. Dain and Katherine Harrison},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
For persons with psychiatric disabilities, maintaining a job is often more difficult than acquiring a job. A large proportion of jobs end unsatisfactorily. This study explored job terminations among 63 persons with severe mental illness who participated in competitive jobs through supported employment programs. More than half of the job terminations were unsatisfactory, defined as the client quitting without having other job plans or being fired. Baseline ratings of demographic and clinical… 

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