ERIC Number: ED070980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Agents of Social Control: Issues in Rehabilitation Manpower.
Haug, Marie R.; Sussman, Marvin B.
The various specialty occupations dealing with the rehabilitation of the disabled, retarded, disfigured, emotionally disturbed and socially disadvantaged have for a number of years suffered a manpower shortage. Since rehabilitation clients are stigmatized as unpleasantly different, and dealing with them is therefore considered "dirty work," it has been difficult to recruit rehabilitation workers as agents of social control. Data from a sample of rehabilitation counselors show that even some of these workers agree that clients are physically unpleasant and persons who have a disability are over-represented in this occupational group. Data from a sample of college students reveal variations in possible acceptance of rehabilitation clients on the basis of sex, race and occupational values with females, Blacks and those with people-oriented values the most accepting. Implications of the interactions of the staff and client stigma for manpower recruitment in the field are discussed. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Dept. of Sociology.
Note: Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meeting, August 28-31, 1972, New Orleans, Louisiana