ERIC Number: EJ717871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-1
Reference Count: 3
Workplace Culture Analysis where People with Intellectual Disabilities Work: A Case Study Approach
Fillary, Rose; Pernice, Regina
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, v30 n3 p176-180 Sep 2005
Background: Research evidence suggests that investigation of workplace culture assists in enhancing social inclusion of and job retention by people with intellectual disability. Method: This research explored the potential of using Hagner's (2000) "Workplace Culture Survey" to identify inclusive characteristics of eight New Zealand workplaces where people with intellectual disability were employed by surveying eight employers. Eight workers with intellectual disability and eight co-workers were surveyed to assess inclusion levels in the culture of these workplaces. Results: The results indicated that four workplaces had a strong workplace culture. Co-workers were generally well included in the workplace culture, whereas only three of the workers with intellectual disability were included to a similar extent. Full-time employment enhanced inclusion levels. Workers with higher support needs appear to be less included. Conclusion: The use of Hagner's Workplace Culture Survey is helpful in identifying inclusive workplaces and inclusion levels of both workers with intellectual disability and co-workers.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Work Environment, Social Integration, Surveys, Employment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand