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ERIC Number: ED151544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Effects of a Training Program on the Job Readiness of Physically Handicapped Sheltered Workshop Employees.
Tesolowski, Dennis G.; Halpin, Gerald
Twenty-two physically handicapped sheltered workshop employees were matched on the severity of their disabilities and randomly assigned to either an experimental or control group. Those in the experimental group participated in a one-hour-per-day, fifteen-day job readiness training program in addition to their regular sheltered workshop jobs while the control group simply continued with their regular jobs. Curriculum in the job readiness training program was designed to prepare clients to self-appraise their vocational interests and attitudes, to provide them with knowledge about job seeking skills, and to better enable them to exhibit more appropriate job maintenance behaviors once they have acquired a job. Included in the training were techniques related to job finding, employment application procedures, how to handle the job interview, personal presentation and appropriate behaviors in the interview or job search, and personal presentation and appropriate behaviors recommended to maintain a job. Based on a randomized block design with pretest as a covariate, the experimental group showed significantly greater attractions toward work as measured by the Vocational Opinion Index than did the control group. (BB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)