ERIC Number: EJ902262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
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Working Alliance and Vocational Outcomes for Cancer Survivors: An Initial Analysis
Strauser, David R.
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, v33 n3 p271-274 Sep 2010
This study examines the sex differences in the perception of working alliance and the perceptions of optimism regarding future employment and job satisfaction with adult cancer survivors receiving vocational rehabilitation services. No significant differences were found between males and females in terms of the three components of the working alliance. However, examination of effect sizes indicated that the females reported higher levels of tasks (d=0.40) and goals (d=0.55) than their male counterparts. The three components of working alliance explained 60% of the variance with bonds ([beta]=0.865) making a significant and unique contribution to employment prospects. Working alliance was not associated with current job satisfaction in the employed group. Overall results of this study suggest that working alliance seems to be an important variable in the vocational outcomes for cancer survivors receiving vocational services.
Descriptors: Employment, Females, Job Satisfaction, Cancer, Effect Size, Vocational Rehabilitation, Gender Differences, Psychological Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Males
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