Psychological well-being and intensity of employment in individuals with a spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Psychological well-being and intensity of employment in individuals with a spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47564.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 9, issue 4, pp 1-10
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the relationship between intensity of employment (full-time versus part-time) and psychological well-being in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Data from 2,875 individuals enrolled in the National Model SCI System were analyzed. Employment was defined as working in the competitive labor market and legally and gainfully employed. Psychological well-being was characterized by the level of social participation, satisfaction with life, and the number of symptoms of depression. Results indicated no significant differences in measures of psychological well-being between full- and part-time employment. Part-time employment provided significant psychological advantages over unemployment status.
Author(s):
Hess, David W.; Meade, Michelle A.; Forchheimer, Martin; Tate, Denise G.
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