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A comparison study looking at the impact of staff personality on recruitment and retention of staff working with children with complex disabilities and challenging behaviour, in a social care setting and an education setting

Henshall, Annelies (2009) A comparison study looking at the impact of staff personality on recruitment and retention of staff working with children with complex disabilities and challenging behaviour, in a social care setting and an education setting.

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Abstract

"This report is part of CWDC’s Practitioner-Led Research (PLR) programme. Now in its third year, the programme gives practitioners the opportunity to explore, describe and evaluate ways in which services are currently being delivered within the children’s workforce." "The findings from the study suggest that staff working in across both education and social care have similar personality characteristics, but tend to adapt and modify their natural characteristics at work – this was greater for those in social care. There was also evidence that the behaviour of staff in both teams changes significantly when they are under pressure and when experiencing high levels of emotional stress. This may be linked to the high levels of sickness-related absence from work." - Page 4.

Item Type: Document from Web
Variant Title: Sharing our experience: Practitioner-led research 2008-2009
Publisher: Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
Depositing User: Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 09:11
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:22
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/2789
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