Research project "What are the effects of the personal assistance and support provided by LOK?"

 
Working areas
Project role
Research

Objectives

The aim of the research project is to find out about the effects of the personal assistance and support provided by LOK – from the view of both clients and staff of LOK. We want to have a look at how the clients are supported to live an autonomous life and develop their individual life plans in spite of their mental- health problems. In our research we mainly focus on the relationship between the clients and their supporters.

Implementation

The entire research process is designed to develop an object-related and practically oriented theory of professional relationship work. Furthermore we will develop criteria and conditions for the facilitation of supportive relationships between persons with mental-health problems and LOK staff members.

The various perspectives of LOK stakeholders are considered in the research work that is based on a participative action research approach. Our research is explorative, qualitative and cyclical – as it is based on Grounded Theory. A steering committee supports the research process. Focus groups and short interviews with clients and staff members are followed by a participative investigation that includes in-depth interviews combined with photo voice, research journals etc. The research results are then analysed together with clients, staff members and managers of LOK in participative workshops. 

PartnerInnen:

Universität Wien – Institut für Bildungswissenschaften, Inklusive Pädagogik

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