Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-14-2016

Publication Title

Environment and Social Psychology

Volume

1

Issue

1

Pages

61-71

Publisher Name

Whioce Publishing Pte. Ltd.

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to investigate the process of psychological empowerment by way of examin- ing the effects of perceived employment barrier on employment hope, and employment hope on economic self-suffi- ciency. A structural equation modeling analysis was used with a sample of 517 participants in a job readiness program of a community-based social service organization in Chicago. Results indicate that employment hope mediates the path between perceived barriers and economic self-sufficiency. Findings provide preliminary evidence to support an em- powerment-based approach to rehabilitation, promoting self-sufficiency among people with physical disabilities using interventions that address employment barriers and employment hope.

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Author Posting © Philip Young P. Hong, Haley Stokar, Sangmi Choi, 2016. This article is posted here by permission of Whioce Publishing Pte. Ltd. for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Environment and Social Psychology, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, January 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.18063/ESP.2016.01.008

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