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ERIC Number: EJ928462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Understanding Quality of Working Life of Workers with Intellectual Disabilities
Flores, Noelia; Jenaro, Cristina; Orgaz, M. Begona; Martin, M. Victoria
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v24 n2 p133-141 Mar 2011
Background: This paper examines the perceived quality of working life of workers with intellectual disabilities. Specifically, this paper looks at participants' perceptions in relation to perceived job demands and resources and their impact on experienced job satisfaction. Methods: In this cross-sectional survey, 507 workers with intellectual disabilities, employed in either sheltered workshops or supported employment, completed questionnaires on the quality of working life through semi-structured interviews. Results: Regression analyses showed that perceived low job demands and elevated social support from coworkers and supervisors predicted higher quality of working life. Conclusions: Common organizational psychology measures can be successfully used with this population to assess quality of working life. This study confirms the multidimensional nature of quality of working life, and the impact of job demands and available resources on perceived satisfaction with job for workers with intellectual disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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