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ERIC Number: EJ781732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0034-3552
Do Reactions of Adaptation to Disability Influence the Fluctuation of Future Time Orientation among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries?
Martz, Erin
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v47 n2 p86-95 2004
Rehabilitation counseling involves the construction of vocational goals, which involves future-oriented thinking. Yet, research indicates that time orientations may change after the experience of a trauma. Due to the potential importance of a future time orientation (FTO) in rehabilitation counseling, predictors of an FTO were examined among 317 veterans and civilians with spinal cord injuries using spinal cord injury clinics. Results indicated that after controlling for the demographic and disability-related variables, reactions of adaptation to disability explained 24% of the variance in FTO. Shock, depression, and acknowledgment were significant predictors of FTO. The facilitation of greater FTO in clients may be integral to achieving the long-term, career-focused planning that is emphasized in rehabilitation counseling. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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