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dc.contributor.authorStrohmeier, Hannahen
dc.contributor.authorScholte, Willem F.en
dc.contributor.authorAger, Alastairen
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-15T11:26:43Z
dc.date.available2019-07-15T11:26:43Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-28
dc.identifier.citationStrohmeier, H., Scholte, W. F. & Ager, A. (2019) How to improve organisational staff support? Suggestions from humanitarian workers in South Sudan. Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, 17 (1), pp. 40-49.en
dc.identifier.issn1872-1001en
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/9854
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4103/INTV.INTV_22_18
dc.descriptionAlastair Ager ORCID - 0000-0002-9474-3563 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9474-3563en
dc.description.abstractHumanitarian workers experience high symptom burdens of common mental health problems. This requires action from the organisations they are employed with. However, many studies have documented continuing weaknesses in organisational staff support, as well as disparities in access to the services for national and international staff. Systematic data capturing suggestions from humanitarian workers on how to tackle this situation within a specific crisis setting is rarely available. This study addresses this gap through qualitative content analysis of the suggestions from the 210 humanitarian workers based in South Sudan collected through an online survey in 2017. Five major themes emerged regarding proposed improvements: ‘Competitive benefit and salary packages’; ‘internal work climate and organisational culture’; ‘equality within and between organisations’; ‘skill enhancement and personal development’ and ‘physical safety and security’. For both national and international staff, improved access to psychosocial support services was the most frequent proposal. Apart from this suggestion, their top priorities for improvement of staff support differed greatly. National staff emphasised improvements related to training and greater equality between employees. International staff emphasised improvements related to time off and team cohesion. Findings provide a clear case for organisations to assess their services and offer a potential framework to inform future interventions that better address the priorities of the humanitarian community as a whole.en
dc.description.urihttp://www.interventionjournal.org/
dc.format.extent40-49en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWolters Kluwer - Medknowen
dc.relation.ispartofIntervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areasen
dc.rights© 2018 Intervention, Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas. Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow.
dc.subjectHumanitarian Workers
dc.subjectInternational Staff
dc.subjectNational Staff
dc.subjectSouth Sudan
dc.subjectStaff Support
dc.titleHow to improve organisational staff support? Suggestions from humanitarian workers in South Sudanen
dc.typeArticleen
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dcterms.dateAccepted2018-09-22
dc.description.volume17en
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rioxxterms.publicationdate2019-06-28
refterms.dateFCD2019-07-15
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qmu.authorStrohmeier, Hannahen
qmu.authorAger, Alastairen
qmu.centreInstitute for Global Health and Developmenten
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number1en
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refterms.dateDeposit2019-07-15
refterms.dateFreeToRead2019-07-15
refterms.dateFreeToDownload2019-07-15


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