ERIC Number: EJ1042663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
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Perspectives of Employees with Intellectual Disabilities on Themes Relevant to Their Job Satisfaction. An Explorative Study Using Photovoice
Akkerman, Alma; Janssen, Cees G. C.; Kef, Sabina; Meininger, Herman P.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v27 n6 p542-554 Nov 2014
Background: This study explored the perspectives of people with intellectual disabilities on themes relevant to their job satisfaction in integrated and sheltered employment. Method: The photovoice method was used. Nine participants with moderate to mild intellectual disabilities, working in integrated and sheltered employment, took pictures of aspects related to their job satisfaction. Each participant was subsequently interviewed about his/her pictures. Interview transcripts were content analysed to distinguish themes. Results: Nine themes were found: the nature of the work itself, working conditions, experienced job demands, social relations at work, received support, perceived autonomy, opportunities for using competencies, opportunities for growth and development and meaningfulness. All themes were applicable in integrated and sheltered employment. Conclusions: From the perspective of people with intellectual disabilities, various themes relate to their job satisfaction, either in positive or negative ways. Photovoice appeared to be a valuable approach, facilitating participants in expressing their views and providing in-depth information.
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Moderate Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Photography, Interviews, Content Analysis, Employment, Work Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Opportunities
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