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dc.contributor.advisorMagojo, Thandelike Sylvia.
dc.creatorAlly, Sherika.
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-25T07:23:40Z
dc.date.available2010-08-25T07:23:40Z
dc.date.created2009
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/594
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Sc.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 2009.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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
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dc.subjectEmployees--Substance use.en_US
dc.subjectEmployee assistance programmes.en_US
dc.subjectAlcoholism and employment.en_US
dc.subjectDrugs and employment.
dc.subjectTheses--Psychology.
dc.titleSubstance dependency and abuse within the workplace : a case study exploring supervisors' experiences and perceptions of employee substance dependence and abuse.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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