ERIC Number: ED206883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Vocational Rehabilitation Project (SREG 116), November 1980-June 30, 1981. Part II.
Larsen, Mary V.
A study compared three New Jersey vocational rehabilitation programs serving schizophrenic clients to identify program strengths and successes in vocationally rehabilitating schizophrenic clients. The effective program elements were then related to the variables found to have a significant impact on rehabilitation outcome according to previous research and vocational theory. A total of 59 severely psychiatrically disabled clients and 71 staff and administrators from three sites were interviewed. Used to collect data were a pre-visit questionnaire; administrator, staff, and client interview schedules; and the Goal Attainment Scale. Data were collected in the following six areas: descriptive information about the samples, clients' motivation, client and staff goals, activities effectively meeting client and staff goals, program elements facilitating client career maturity, and program elements affecting client employment status. As a result of the compilation of data from the various interviews conducted at the evaluation sites, a total of 16 recommendations were made in six areas for use in constructing a model vocational rehabilitation program. These areas are assessment, motivation, career development, work, counseling, staff development, and medication. (The first part of this project report, which deals with the reliability of measures for the vocational assessment of schizophrenics is available separately through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Drug Therapy, Educational Objectives, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Field Tests, Individual Characteristics, Learning Activities, Motivation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Schizophrenia, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Success, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, NJ. Community Mental Health Center.
Identifiers: Goal Attainment Scale; New Jersey; Vocational Assessment; Vocational Rehabilitation Project
Note: For a related document see CE 030 003.