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ERIC Number: EJ921062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Career Interests and Self-Estimated Abilities of Young Adults with Disabilities
Turner, Sherri; Unkefer, Lesley Craig; Cichy, Bryan Ervin; Peper, Christine; Juang, Ju-Ping
Journal of Career Assessment, v19 n2 p183-196 May 2011
The purpose of this study was to ascertain vocational interests and self-estimated work-relevant abilities of young adults with disabilities. Results showed that young adults with both low incidence and high incidence disabilities have a wide range of interests and self-estimated work-relevant abilities that are comparable to those in the general population. However, in this sample, less than 50% were employed in jobs that matched their Holland Theme interest/ability profiles. Suggestions for both employers and counselors to assist young adults with disabilities to work in employment that is satisfying and congruent with their vocational personalities are offered. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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