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Are Peer Specialists Happy on the Job?
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  • Sarah Jenkins
  • Tiffany Chenneville
  • Christina L. Salnaitis
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Tiffany Chenneville

Tiffany Chenneville

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2017
Disciplines
Abstract
Objective: This study was designed to examine the impact of role clarity and job training on job satisfaction among peer specialists. Method: A 3-part survey assessing job training, job satisfaction, and role clarity was administered online to 195 peer specialists who are members of the International Association of Peer Specialists. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlational analyses to include multiple linear regressions and analysis of variance. Results: Self-study and online training methods were negatively correlated with job satisfaction while job shadowing was positively correlated with job satisfaction. Role clarity was positively correlated with job satisfaction and job training satisfaction as well as job shadowing and one-on-one training. Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The use of self-study and online training for peer specialists is contraindicated by current findings, which suggest the need to utilize job shadowing or training methods that allow for personal interaction between peer specialists and their colleagues.
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Language
en_US
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Jenkins, S., Chenneville, T., & Salnaitis, C. (2017, April 27). Are Peer Specialists Happy on the Job?. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. Doi: 10.1037/prj0000259