ERIC Number: EJ935801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
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Reference Count: 29
Predicting Meaningful Employment for Refugees: The Influence of Personal Characteristics and Developmental Factors on Employment Status and Hourly Wages
Codell, Jonathan D.; Hill, Robert D.; Woltz, Dan J.; Gore, Paul A.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v33 n3 p216-224 Sep 2011
Refugee demographic and developmental variables were evaluated as predictors of employment outcomes following a six-month non-governmental organization (NGO) directed resettlement period. The sample consisted of 85 refugee adults (18 to 54 years) who were resettling in a medium sized urban setting in the western United States. Demographics included sex, age, education level, and English proficiency. Developmental factors included number of years spent as a refugee. Results suggested that for each year spent as a refugee there was a corresponding decrease in the ability to secure meaningful employment. Implications for vocational interventions with refugees are discussed within the framework of Social Cognitive Career Theory.
Descriptors: Refugees, Adults, Employment, Wages, Individual Characteristics, Individual Development, Predictor Variables, Social Theories
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