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ERIC Number: EJ841379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0195-7597
Employment Status of Individuals with Disabilities
Kraska, Marie; Zinner, Bertram; Abebe, Asheber
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, v29 n3 p22-29 Spr 2007
A non-experimental design was used to investigate the relationship of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores to employment status. Groups were comprised of individuals with disabilities who were either employed or not employed immediately following their taking of the TABE and being released from a testing and employment services center in southeast Alabama. Data for 71 individuals were analyzed to create a model to predict employment status of individuals with physical disabilities based on gender, race, age, and scores on the TABE. Logit and probit analyses were conducted and the Akaike Information Criterion was used to select the best model. Results revealed a significant interactive effect of gender and spelling and gender on the response, employment. Non-Caucasians were hired more often than Caucasians. (Contains 5 tables.)
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education. c/o Center for Education and Work, 964 Educational Sciences Builidng, 1025 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706. Tel: 608-263-2724; Fax: 608-262-3050; Web site: http://www.cew.wisc.edu/JVSNE
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Adult Basic Education