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ERIC Number: EJ1164977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Job Satisfaction of People with Intellectual Disability: Associations with Job Characteristics and Personality
Akkerman, Alma; Kef, Sabina; Meininger, Herman P.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v123 n1 p17-32 Jan 2018
To obtain an understanding of factors associated with job satisfaction of people with intellectual disability (ID), this study investigates the associations of job satisfaction with job characteristics (i.e., job demands, job resources) and personality, using the job demands-resources model. Data were gathered from 117 people and their employment support workers, using structured questionnaires adapted from well-established instruments. Job resources and age were positively associated with job satisfaction. Job demands and personality showed no significant direct associations with job satisfaction. Moderation analyses showed that for people with ID with high conscientiousness, enhanced job demands were associated with reduced job satisfaction, which was not the case for those with low conscientiousness. This study emphasizes the importance of job design.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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