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dc.contributor.authorEtheridge, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorSenior, Hannah
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T07:34:24Z
dc.date.available2016-07-13T07:34:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-02-28
dc.identifier.citationEtheridge, L. and Senior, H. (2016) '‘It’s a matter of your personality more than anything else’ The experiences of seasonal workers regarding challenging behaviour in children', Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 21 (1), pp. 40-52en_US
dc.identifier.issn1744-6309
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7960
dc.descriptionThis article has been published by Sage in Journal of Intellectual Disabilities - it is available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744629516634587.The author's post-print is made available in this repository.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe impact on full-time carers of children with intellectual disabilities who exhibit challenging behaviour has been well researched (e.g. Lach et al., 2009; Shah et al., 2010; Wodehouse and McGill, 2009), however, there is to date no published research into the impact of behaviour that challenges on seasonal carers. Five participants who had been employed in summer playschemes for children and young people (up to the age of 18) were interviewed about their experiences of behaviour that challenges. The transcripts were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis, which revealed six superordinate themes: the belief in and sanctuary of temporary work, emotional impact, personality and gender, strength through knowledge, communication difficulties and the belief in integration. Seasonal workers discussed suppressing their emotions in order to stay in control of a challenging situation, using coping styles developed through experience or based on personal skills; it is suggested that formalized training, particularly regarding non-verbal communication, would support playscheme workers in the management of and adaption to challenging behaviour.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Intellectual Disabilities;
dc.rightsThis article is (c) SAGE Publications and permission has been granted for this version to appear here.
dc.subjectcarersen_US
dc.subjectchildrenen_US
dc.subjectintellectual disabilityen_US
dc.subjectbehaviouren_US
dc.subjectchallengingen_US
dc.subjectplayschemesen_US
dc.subjectsummer carersen_US
dc.subjectshort term careen_US
dc.titleIt’s a matter of your personality more than anything else - The experiences of seasonal workers regarding challenging behaviour in childrenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744629516634587
dc.date.dateAccepted2016-01-28


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