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Employee Decision-Making about Disclosure of a Mental Health Disorder at Work - part 2

A. Richey

Part two looks at the processes employees go through in weighing up the risks and benefits of disclosure, and the personal factors which come into play.

Weighing the risks and the benefits While for many, disclosure decisions are made on the spur of the moment based on cumulative knowledge, one of the participants wrote up a formal list of pros and cons. After the disclosure decision is made, individuals then returned to the default position until the next triggering incident. The researchers found that interpersonal factors were the most important in the disclosure decision-making pro...

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