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Wellbeing and competitive employment for adults with an acquired physical or psychological disability

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Cheryl, C and Hay, I, Wellbeing and competitive employment for adults with an acquired physical or psychological disability, Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 10, (1) pp. 27-35. ISSN 1323-8922 (2004) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

The study utilised a quasi-experimental design and quota criteria sample of 38 adults with an acquired physical or psychological disability plus a history of long-term unemployment. At the end of the six months' rehabilitation intervention half of the participants of both disability groups were employed, which challenges the notion that adults with a psychological disability are less likely to achieve re-employment. It is important to note that similar numbers of males and females were employed, for women with a disability have historically been overrepresented in the unemployed numbers and underrepresented in rehabilitation programs. The study demonstrated that individuals with an acquired disability who reported higher self-confidence scores for gaining employment were 75% more likely to be later employed. There were a 29% improvement in General Health Questionnaire-28 scores at the end of the intervention. The program is reported and service delivery and wellbeing issues are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Continuing and Community Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner Development
Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:60787
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-02-18
Last Modified:2010-02-18
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