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ERIC Number: EJ835086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Feelings about Work: A Review of the Socio-Emotional Impact of Supported Employment on People with Intellectual Disabilities
Jahoda, Andrew; Kemp, Jeremy; Riddell, Sheila; Banks, Pauline
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v21 n1 p1-18 Jan 2008
Background: Work is an aspiration for many people with intellectual disability and is regarded as a vital goal by policy-makers in pursuit of social inclusion. The aim of this study was to consider the impact of supported employment on the socio-emotional well-being of people with intellectual disabilities. Method: A systematic search was conducted. The review included case-controlled and longitudinal studies measuring outcomes for: (1) quality of life (QOL), (2) social life and (3) autonomy. Results: While results for QOL, well-being and autonomy were largely positive, there was a lack of perceived social acceptance. The findings are interpreted in the light of methodological strengths and weaknesses. Conclusions: Implications for the socio-emotional support required by some individuals in employment, and directions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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