Employment satisfaction of individuals with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Employment satisfaction of individuals with spinal cord injury.
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J38942.
Journal:
Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2000, vol. 79, issue 2, pp 161-169
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examining quality of life (QOL) and work satisfaction of 109 employed and unemployed individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Data were collected using an employment satisfaction survey. It was found that most of the employed respondents wished to changes jobs or some aspect of their jobs such as duties, supervisor, or hours worked. Respondents who were not working attributed their unemployment to ongoing health problems, lack of transportation, and concern about losing disability benefits. Other themes that emerged included the need for more comprehensive training for medical providers about SCI, the need for more communication between individuals with SCI and family members, and the need for an increase in the flexibility and availability of support services.
Author(s):
Wehman, P.; Wilson, K.; Parent, W.; Sherron-Targett, P.; McKinley, W.
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