Short Tilte:Adjustment after spinal cord injury: relationship to participation in employment or educational activities
Journal:Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):97, 40, 3, 202-214
Article about a study comparing the life adjustment of participants with spinal cord injury (SCI) who were either (a) gainfully employed, (b) unemployed but attending school, or (c) unemployed and not attending school. The Multidimensional Adjustment Profile (MAP) was administered to a sample of 362 participants. Multivariate analyses of variance with follow-up Bonferroni correction were used to compare the scores on seven outcome scales between the three groups. The employed participants reported superior adjustment scores to the students on only one scale, Career Satisfaction. In contrast to the unemployed nonstudents, the students reported higher overall adjustment scores and fewer problems with skills deficit. Results point to the strong association of both education and employment with quality of life after SCI.