Diversifying the supported employment workforce : values, critical analysis abilities, and self-efficacy ratings of business and social service students

Cardinal Scholar

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Perkins, David V. en_US
dc.contributor.author Galka, Steven W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:47Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2005 .G348 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188048
dc.description.abstract Supported employment has been shown to be an effective way to contribute to the community reintegration of persons with disabilities. Traditionally, the hiring practice for supported employment staffs has focused on individuals with social service training; however, it has been proposed that employment specialists need to possess advanced skills that tend to be emphasized in business training programs. This study uses several new measures to identify differences in attitudes toward vocational rehabilitation and readiness and aptitude for a supported employment position, of social service and business students. Results indicate that social service students possess higher levels of clinical readiness and aptitude and more favorable attitudes toward vocational rehabilitation than do business students. Nevertheless, business students' readiness, attitudes, and aptitude are above theoretical neutral points, and comparable to those of social service students, and thus, effort should be devoted to diversifying the workforce by recruiting individuals with business training.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent vii, 109 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Employment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vocational rehabilitation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Business students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social science students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Diversifying the supported employment workforce : values, critical analysis abilities, and self-efficacy ratings of business and social service students en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1318611 en_US


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Master's Theses [5318]
    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Show simple item record

Search Cardinal Scholar


Browse

My Account