Psychological and Economic Self-sufficiency Among Low-income Jobseekers with Physical Disability Barriers
Environment and Social Psychology
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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.
Hong, Philip Young P.; Stokar, Hayley Sneiderman; and Choi, Sangmi. Psychological and Economic Self-sufficiency Among Low-income Jobseekers with Physical Disability Barriers. Environment and Social Psychology, 1, 1: 61-71, 2016. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Social Work: School of Social Work Faculty Publications and Other Works, http://dx.doi.org/10.18063/ESP.2016.01.008
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