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THE NEED

FOR AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE
PROGRAMME AT
REAMOGETSWE SECURE CARE
CENTRE, NORTH WEST PROVINCE

BY
MAMETJA FAITH NAMATHE
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree MSD.EAP (EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME)
In
The Faculty of Humanities
In The
Department of Social Work
University of Pretoria
SUPERVISOR: DR. J.D. TRIEGAARDT
PRETORIA
APRIL 2004

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the following persons whose assistance made this study a success:


God, The Father who guided me and gave me strength and power to complete this study.



My study leader, supervisor, Dr. J.D. Triegaardt, for her patience and guidance. I have taken a time to complete this study-but you were there for me.



My colleagues at Reamogetswe Secure Care, who were kind enough to participate in the study.



My parents. Moses and Grace for their support and word of
encouragement.



My sisters, Morongwa, Elsie and Vinolia, and my brothers, Mpho and Michael for your support and constant motivation.



Thabïso, my boy, for his patience who was sometimes not given enough attention. Thank you boy for your understanding.



My special friend Thapelo for always be there to assist and give me support.



And Tshepiso for typing my work especially in the beginning of my study.

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DECLARATION

I hereby declare that this research report, entitled The Need For An Employee Assistance Programme in Secure Care Centre, North West Province, is my own work, and that I have given acknowledgements to the sources that I have used.

MAMETJA FAITH NAMATHE
APRIL 2004

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ABSTRACT
The study was mainly to investigate the need for an Employee Assistance Programme at Reamogetswe Secure Care Centre, North West Province. EAP is a worksite programme aimed at assisting troubled employees to improve their work productivity and enhance their social functioning.

The investigation was comprised of a literature study about EAP in order to gain an understanding of it. A questionnaire was designed and handed out to employees of the Secure Care Centre to complete. Empirical findings were gathered based on the information from the questionnaires, which were completed and returned by the respondents.

The findings in the study suggested that there is a need for implementing an EAP at the Centre to assist with problems affecting employees. The findings suggested that 93.8% of the respondents agree that the Centre should take responsibility for employee’s welfare. The majority of the respondents further indicated that they prefer to have an EAP practitioner always at the Centre. The study also revealed that if employees experience problems be it personal or work related or a combination of both, they need to assist to enhance their social functioning.

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KEY CONCEPTS
Employee Assistance Programme
Needs Assessment
Need
Troubled Employee
Reamogetswe Secure Care Centre

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Acknowledgements

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Declaration

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Abstract

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Key concepts

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Table of Contents

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List of tables

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List of figures

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Appendices

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CHAPTER 1: ORIENTATION TO THE STUDY
1.1.Introducton

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1.2. Motivation for the choice of subject

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1.3. Problem formulation

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1.4. Goal

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1.5. Research Question

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1.6. Research Approach

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1.7. Type of Research

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1.8. Research Design

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1.9. Research Procedures and strategies

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1.10. Pilot study

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10.1. Literature Study

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10.2. Consultation with the experts

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10.3. Feasibility of...

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