ERIC Number: ED023139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Counseling Program. A Study of the Influence of Continued Counseling on the Employability of Disabled Workshop Trainees. Final Report.
Neff, Walter S.; And Others
The essential question to which this research and demonstration project was directed was whether disabled trainees who received a vocational rehabilitation service with a substantial workshop component, and who were helped thereby to enter the labor market, would profit from a subsequent counseling service. It was originally hypothesized that such a post-program service would help the client maintain his employment once he had been assisted to enter or re-enter the labor market. The findings support a conclusion that the introduction of an experimental variable of post-program counseling results in modest but statistically significant differences on three maintenance of employment indices between the experimental and control groups. In general, it might be said that the trainees increased their employability by about one-fifth of the amount which might be expected without the extended counseling service. In terms of persons, given an experimental sample of 307 individuals, it can be argued that 40 or 50 of these clients might not have obtained any substantial vocational success without the experimental program. (AUTHOR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jewish Occupational Council, New York, NY.