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ERIC Number: EJ1113364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Job Coaching and Success in Gaining and Sustaining Employment among Homeless People
Hoven, Hanno; Ford, Rebecca; Willmot, Anne; Hagan, Stephanie; Siegrist, Johannes
Research on Social Work Practice, v26 n6 p668-674 Oct 2016
Objective: People who are homeless experience many barriers that affect their ability to gain and sustain work. In this study, we investigate whether personal job coaching support contributes toward employment success. Methods: The short- and long-term employment outcomes of 2,480 clients participating in a labor market program were analyzed. Results: Clients being supported by a job coach have significantly higher chances of gaining employment than those not being supported. This holds particularly true for the youngest age-group. Furthermore, results also indicate that job coaching improves clients' chances of successfully sustaining employment. Conclusions: Personal approaches and individual coaching seem to be promising strategies in social work practice and specifically in return to work programs for people who have experienced homelessness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom
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