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Title:Taiwan Employers' Concerns About Hiring People With Disabilities
Author(s):Chang, Chia-Shu
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Renzaglia, Adelle
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Business Administration, Management
Abstract:The results revealed: (1) Taiwan employers were very concerned about the skills and attitudes of people with disabilities, the legislative mandates in the LPD, and the support and training provided by rehabilitation agencies and were concerned but less so about economic factors regarding hiring people with disabilities; (2) employers were familiar with the LPD and the impact of employers' familiarity with the LPD was significantly correlated with employers' legislative concerns; (3) Number of types of nonwork-related experience, years of work experience, and evaluation of work experience with people with disabilities were significantly correlated with employers' legislative concerns and familiarity with the LPD; (4) Business size was significantly correlated with employers' legislative concerns, economic concerns, familiarity with the LPD, organization, number of employees hired; (5) employers did not have contact with rehabilitation agencies very frequently, and significant relationships were found between frequency of contact with rehabilitation agencies and organization; and (6) employers indicated possibly of the hiring people with disabilities. Implications of the results were discussed to address the directions for special educators, employment specialists, and policy makers in reducing employers' concerns regarding hiring people with disabilities. Finally, limitations and suggestions for further research were presented.
Issue Date:1999
Description:159 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9921671
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999

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