Life skills and subjective well-being of people with disabilities: A canonical correlation analysis

Elizabeth Da Silva Cardoso, Kacie Blalock, Chase A. Allen, Fong Chan, Stanford E. Rubin

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This study examined the canonical relationships between a set of life skill variables and a set of subjective well-being variables among a national sample of vocational rehabilitation clients in the USA. Self-direction, work tolerance, general employability, and self-care were related to physical, family and social, and financial well-being. This analysis also found that communication skill is related to family and social well-being, while psychological well-being is not related to any life skills in the set. The results showed that vocational rehabilitation services aimed to improve life functioning will lead to an improvement in subjective quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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