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ERIC Number: EJ1164498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Job Satisfaction, Quality of Work Life and Work Motivation in Employees with Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review
Kocman, Andreas; Weber, Germain
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v31 n1 p1-22 Jan 2018
Background: Current research on employment options for people with Intellectual Disability emphasizes the importance of employee needs and satisfaction. The study aims at systematically reviewing the literature on job satisfaction and related constructs. Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted. Studies were included if (i) they are specific to effects of work, (ii) assessed variables are related to job satisfaction, QoWL, attitudes towards work or work motivation and if (iii) studies reported intellectual disability-specific results. Twenty-three studies met the inclusion criteria. Findings were classified according to the socio-cognitive model of job satisfaction. Results: Current literature suggests high job satisfaction in people with intellectual disability. Predictors of job satisfaction are similar to people without disabilities, albeit the importance of factors differs. Conclusions: Stronger consideration of well-established theories and measures from organizational psychology would enhance future research. Findings indicate that high satisfaction ratings might result from lack of control over vocational decisions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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