Self-perceived reasons for unemployment cited by persons with spinal cord injury: relationship to gender, race, age, and level of injury

Short Title:
Self-perceived reasons for unemployment cited by persons with spinal cord injury: relationship to gender, race, age, and level of injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J30712.
Journal:
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin (ARCA
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1996, vol. 39, issue 3, pp
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examines the reasons unemployed persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) give for their jobless status and whether demographics is a determining factor in these beliefs. Questionnaire results were returned from 231 participants. Physical inability to perform job tasks was reason cited by 60% of participants for not working at the same job after injury. Loss of benefits was cited by 28% and workplace inaccessibility by 23%. Few participants attributed there unemployment to lack of motivation or disinterest. Authors emphasize that more resources should be placed on long-term rehabilitation as opposed to the period immediately after injury.
Author(s):
Krause, J. S.; Anson, C. A.
Author Address(es):

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