Examining differences in developmental work personality across disability category: Implications for individuals with psychiatric disabilities

Deirdre O'Sullivan, David R. Strauser, Alex W.K. Wong

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摘要

Objective: The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the differences in levels of work personality for persons with psychiatric disabilities compared to persons with other types of disabilities. Participants: Seventy one adults eligible to receive Vocational Rehabilitation services participated; 30 reported a physical disability, 26 reported a psychiatric disability, and 15 reported a learning disability. Methods: Eligible participants were recruited through VR offices and volunteered to participate. Results: Results indicate that persons with psychiatric disabilities scored significantly lower on the Work Task and Social Skills subscales of the Developmental Work Personality Scale (DWPS) when compared to individuals with physical disabilities, but scored higher than individuals with physical and learning disabilities on the Role Model subscale. Conclusions: The results of this study provide some initial clarity regarding developmental work personality differences among three broad categories of disability. Recommendations for future research are provided.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)259-267
頁數9
期刊Work
42
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2012 八月 10

指紋

Psychiatry
Personality
Disabled Persons
Learning Disorders
Vocational Rehabilitation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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