ERIC Number: ED044738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Relationships of Certain Personality and Demographic Variables to Success in Vocational Rehabilitation.
Gilbert, Dunham H.; Lester, James T.
The role of certain personality and intellectual factors in the vocational adjustment of a sample of 133 vocational rehabilitation clients with a variety of problems was investigated. All subjects were administered the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the Rorschach, the Kuder Personal Preference Record, and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS); in addition, selected demographic information was obtained. Several years later the sample was classified into three criterion groups: (1) rehabilitated (R); (2) nonrehabilitated due to physical considerations (NR-P); and (3) non-rehabilitated due to a "motivational" deficiency (NR-M). Among other findings, Group R members demonstrated relatively favorable psychological resources, both intellectual and emotional, had a slightly higher level of formal education, and were frequently unmarried. Results for the non-rehabilitated groups are included. A discussion of the value of the various testing measures for this client population concludes the paper. (Author/TL)
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Intelligence, Intelligence Differences, Personality, Personality Assessment, Personality Measures, Projective Measures, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Retraining, Vocational Rehabilitation
Dunham H. Gilbert and James T. Lester, Orthopaedic Hospital, 2400 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, California 90007
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.