The Lived Experiences of Supported Housing among People with Psychiatric Disabilities

정신장애인의 체험홈 이용경험에 관한 연구

  • 구춘영 (숭인사회복귀시설) ;
  • 김미영 (가야대학교 긴호학과) ;
  • 구진희 (뉴욕주립대 알바니대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2019.01.27
  • Accepted : 2019.03.25
  • Published : 2019.05.31


The purpose of this study is to investigate in depth the lived experiences of utilizing supported housing among people with psychiatric disabilities. Phenomenological approach was used for this study. A total of 9 people with psychiatric disabilities were recruited as research participants. Data was collected through in-depth interviews from September, 2016 to March, 2018. Transcribed data from audio recordings on interviews were analyzed using the Colaizzi method. 6 clustered themes consisting of 17 sub-themes emerged through the qualitative data analysis and they include the following: 1) Confusion at site daily residence; 2) Feeling relaxed in supported housing site; 3) Development in self-perception; 4) Undertaking a leading role; 5) Growing capacity for independent living; and 6) Integration into normal life. Study findings suggest that expanding supported housing and improving its quality for people with psychiatric disabilities are needed. Additionally, the field of mental health needs an increase in the number of case managers with expertise in dealing with people suffering from psychiatric disabilities and their recovery.

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그림 1. 자립준비경험 과정 Figure 1. Process of supported housing experiences

표 1. 자립준비를 위한 경험 주제모음 Table 1. Clusters of Themes of the Supported Housing Experiences

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