Substance dependency and abuse within the workplace : a case study exploring supervisors' experiences and perceptions of employee substance dependence and abuse.

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dc.contributor.advisor Magojo, Thandelike Sylvia.
dc.creator Ally, Sherika.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-25T07:23:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-25T07:23:40Z
dc.date.created 2009
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/594
dc.description Thesis (M.Sc.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 2009. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores supervisor’s experiences and perceptions of substance dependency and abuse within an organisation, the strategies used by these supervisors in dealing with substance-related incidents and their perceived effectiveness of the employee assistance programs utilised. Qualitative methodology was employed and semi- structured interviews were conducted. A non-probability sampling technique was used and a convenience sample comprising of 9 participants was selected from a single organisation in central Durban. The data obtained was then qualitatively analysed using thematic analysis. The findings indicate that substance abuse and dependency were present within the organisation but not a prevalent problem. Supervisors were well versed in company policies and responsive to employee substance related issues. Furthermore, supervisors perceived the organisations employee assistance program utilised as highly effective. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Employees--Substance use. en_US
dc.subject Employee assistance programmes. en_US
dc.subject Alcoholism and employment. en_US
dc.subject Drugs and employment.
dc.subject Theses--Psychology.
dc.title Substance dependency and abuse within the workplace : a case study exploring supervisors' experiences and perceptions of employee substance dependence and abuse. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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