A Survey of Social Support among Psychotherapists in China
WEI Hong;MA Xue-yao;SHI Qi-jia;Mental Health and Life Education Center, Zhejiang University of Media and Communications;
Objective: To examine the psychotherapists' social support in China. Methods: Social support rating scale(SSRS) was applied to 600 psychologists from east China, central south and northwest area. Descriptive statistics and difference test were used for statistical analysis. Results: SSRS score and its three dimensions had no differences between males and females. Subjective support had no differences in different regions, but social support, objective support and utilization score had significant differences(P0.05). Social support score and its three dimensions had no significant differences in the different institutions(P0.05). Objective support score had significant differences between part-time and full-time psychotherapists(P0.05). Conclusion: Objective support and utilization support of eastern psychotherapists were higher than other regions. Objective support of part-time psychotherapists was higher than full-time psychotherapists.