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Title:Extent of co-worker involvement with African-American supported employees
Author(s):Dais, Teresa Ann
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Rusch, Frank R.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Business Administration, General
Black Studies
Education, Adult and Continuing
Education, Special
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Education, Vocational
Abstract:Cultural differences may influence the employment status of African-American supported employees and contribute to their difficulties in obtaining and maintaining employment. The purpose of this study was to fill a void in the research literature on supported employment by comparing African-American and European-American supported employees with respect to five types of co-worker involvement, salaries and attrition rates, and occupational categories and employment tenure. Specifically, analyses were conducted to determine which claims of co-worker involvement best distinguished between the two groups. Results revealed more claims of co-worker involvement for "training" African-American supported employees during the first six months of employment than European-Americans; further, African-American supported employees were younger and separated from employment at higher rates per month than European-American supported employees. The results strongly suggest a need to examine the factors that may contribute to greater levels of co-worker involvement with African-American supported employees. Specific areas include recognizing individual differences, developing strengths, matching skills to appropriate training and employment needs, self-analyzing multicultural employment environments, utilizing cultural brokers, and providing cross-cultural training.
Issue Date:1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Dais, Teresa Ann
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9702495
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9702495

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