Becoming Depressed at Work: A Study of Worker Narratives

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dc.contributor.author West, LH
dc.contributor.author Lee, A
dc.contributor.author Poynton, C
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:25:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 2012, 27 (3), pp. 196 - 212
dc.identifier.issn 1555-5240
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23267
dc.description.abstract Depression at work has been the subject of a growing body of research. However, though increasing attention is being paid to more contextualized orientations to the phenomenon, little is known of the experience of the depressed worker as worker, rather than (just) as depressed patient. There are few empirical accounts of how the workplace itself is implicated in the processes of becoming depressed. This article discusses the findings of an in-depth narrative interview study of 20 workers diagnosed with depression. A Systemic Family Therapy interview framework was utilized, enabling a focus not merely on medical symptoms but also on the network of workplace relations within which workers had been embedded prior to diagnosis. Implications of the findings for the management of work-related depression are discussed.
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/15555240.2012.701184
dc.title Becoming Depressed at Work: A Study of Worker Narratives
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 27
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.publocation Piscataway, USA
dc.identifier.startpage 196 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 212 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
dc.for 1303 Specialist Studies In Education
dc.personcode 930409
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Specialist Studies in Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2012-06-16
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Providence, USA
dc.description.keywords discourse analysis, return to work, Systemic Family Therapy, workplace change, work-related depression en_US
dc.description.keywords discourse analysis, return to work, Systemic Family Therapy, workplace change, work-related depression
dc.description.keywords discourse analysis, return to work, Systemic Family Therapy, workplace change, work-related depression
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Education Group
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change


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