ERIC Number: ED143192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Employed Industrial Homeworkers: A Monograph of the Programmatic Research Project on the Rehabilitation of Homebound Persons.
Evaluated were the characteristics, attitudes, and perceptions of 35 industrial homeworkers who had been rehabilitated jointly by the Federation of the Handicapped and the New York State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation or the New York State Commission for the Visually Handicapped and who, at the time of the study, were performing homework tasks on subcontracts obtained and managed by the Federation of the Handicpaped. Each sample member was interviewed and administered an analysis of activities form, a demographic questionnaire, and incomplete sentences schedule, and a Q sort in which respondents were asked to sort self-descriptions in accordance with how closely each reflected the way in which they see themselves. Among findings were that the changes that occur as a consequence of participating in homework are invariably favorable; that except for working at homework tasks and spending their leisure at home, the life style of the homeworkers resembled that of others in the community of the same age and social group; and that industrial homework plays some part in sustaining Ss emotionally, in the homebound experience. (SBH)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes, Demography, Disabilities, Employee Attitudes, Employment, Homebound, Homework, Individual Characteristics, Physical Disabilities, Research Projects, Self Concept, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation
Federation of the Handicapped, 211 West 14th Street, New York, New York 10011 ($1.25 plus handling, $4.00 for a set of 4 plus handling)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation of the Handicapped, New York, NY.
Note: For related information, see EC 102 223 - EC 102 226