Professional community mental health workers want considerable autonomy in doing their work, but too much autonomy can lead to frustration and less satisfaction with work. This finding of a study of 93 mental health professionals in three community mental health centers is in sharp contrast with a comparison group of 60 professionals in a chemical plant. The article cautions against the direct translation of research on all professionals to community mental health professionals.
"Professional Autonomy in Community Mental Health Centers,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 14
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol14/iss1/11