Roles and functions of benefits counseling specialists

A multi-trait analysis

John W. Lui, Fong Chan, Juliet H. Fried, Chen Ping Lin, Catherine A. Anderson, Megan Peterson

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the roles and functions of benefits counseling specialists. One-hundred and forty-eight benefits counseling specialists rated the Benefits Specialists Practice Inventory - Revised using a 5-point importance rating scale. Data were analyzed using multi-trait analysis. The multi-trait analysis tentatively supported the three-factor structure of the Benefits Specialists Practice Inventory - Revised, indicating that benefits screening (M = 4.43, SD = 0.47), benefits advisement (M = 4.49, SD = 0.56), and benefits management (M = 4.07, SD = 0.88) are most central to the job performance of benefits counseling specialists. In addition, benefits counseling specialists in the current study rated themselves as relatively well prepared to perform these benefits counseling job functions, with benefits advisement rated the highest (M = 4.23, SD = 0.76), followed by benefits screening (M = 4.15, SD = 0.70), and then by benefits management (M = 3.75, SD = 0.96). However, multi-trait analysis also suggested that there might be more than three essential job functions for benefits counseling specialists and more comprehensive research in the future is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-173
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 18

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Lui, John W. ; Chan, Fong ; Fried, Juliet H. ; Lin, Chen Ping ; Anderson, Catherine A. ; Peterson, Megan. / Roles and functions of benefits counseling specialists : A multi-trait analysis. In: Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 2010 ; Vol. 32, No. 3. pp. 163-173.
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In: Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Vol. 32, No. 3, 18.06.2010, p. 163-173.

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