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Title:Assessing the extent of coworker involvement with supported employees
Author(s):Johnson, John R.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Rusch, Frank R.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Special
Education, Vocational
Abstract:This study addressed (a) the construct validity of measures of co-worker involvement, (b) the extent of co-worker involvement with supported employees over time, and (c) the differential effects of disability, placement, and occupation on measures of actual and potential co-worker involvement. Analyses were also conducted to identify the best predictors of co-worker involvement. Results supported the construct validity of the measures employed to assess co-worker involvement. Results also indicated that, (a) co-workers were involved in associating, advocating, training, and evaluating most of the time with the majority of supported employees; (b) co-worker involvement typically occurred every single month or not at all; (c) type of placement and disability affected the amount of involvement; (d) occupation affect measures of the potential for involvement; and (e) ratings by employment specialists were the best predictors of co-worker involvement followed by type of placement, occupation, and disability. Results of this study implied that the level of integration and on-going support provided by co-workers is high and enduring. Implications for service provision and future research were discussed.
Issue Date:1991
Rights Information:Copyright 1991 Johnson, John Robert
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9136630
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9136630

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