Short Tilte:Self-perceived reasons for unemployment cited by persons with spinal cord injury: relationship to gender, race, age, and level of injury
Journal:Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin (ARCA
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):96, 39, 3,
Study examines the reasons unemployed persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) give for their jobless status and whether demographics is a determining factor in these beliefs. Questionnaire results were returned from 231 participants. Physical inability to perform job tasks was reason cited by 60% of participants for not working at the same job after injury. Loss of benefits was cited by 28% and workplace inaccessibility by 23%. Few participants attributed there unemployment to lack of motivation or disinterest. Authors emphasize that more resources should be placed on long-term rehabilitation as opposed to the period immediately after injury.