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ERIC Number: EJ877150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0034-3552
Are Client-Counselor Ethnic/Racial Matches Associated with Successful Rehabilitation Outcomes?
Whitfield, Harold Wayne; Venable, Riley; Broussard, Shanna
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v53 n2 p96-105 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine if client-counselor ethnic/racial matches were associated with successful vocational rehabilitation (VR) outcomes. There was no significant difference in acceptance rates for VR services. Client-counselor ethnic/racial matches had a significantly higher rehabilitation rate than client-counselor mismatches. Reasons for closure were examined with logistic regression analysis. "Achieved an employment outcome," "individual in institution," and closure for "all other reasons" were significantly associated with client-counselor matches. This study also examined the amount of time counselors took to determine eligibility, the amount of funds counselors expended on services, the amount of time applicants were in the VR program, and the weekly wages of applicants at case closure while controlling for disability and education at application. A multivariate analysis of variance revealed no significant differences. Implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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