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ERIC Number: EJ788760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0787
Employment or Economic Success: The Experience of Individuals with Disabilities in Transition from School to Work
Estrada-Hernandez, Noel; Wadsworth, John S.; Nietupski, John A.; Warth, Judy; Winslow, Amy
Journal of Employment Counseling, v45 n1 p14 Mar 2008
This research explores the mediating effects of severity of disability on the employment outcomes of participants with disabilities, taking into account their perception of interest--job match. Participants were 115 high school students with disabilities who took part in an intensive school-to-work transition program that explored occupational interests in relation-to-work opportunities. Results of a 1-way analysis of covariance indicated that severity of disability had a significant effect on the employment outcomes of participants despite interest--job matching. Although participants experienced positive employment outcomes in terms of job entry, these outcomes may not necessarily translate into higher earnings. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A