Career interests and self-estimated abilities of young adults with disabilities

Sherri Turner, Lesley Craig Unkefer, Bryan Ervin Cichy, Christine Peper, Ju Ping Juang

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to ascertain vocational interests and self-estimated work-relevant abilities of young adults with disabilities. Results showed that young adults with both low incidence and high incidence disabilities have a wide range of interests and self-estimated work-relevant abilities that are comparable to those in the general population. However, in this sample, less than 50% were employed in jobs that matched their Holland Theme interest/ability profiles. Suggestions for both employers and counselors to assist young adults with disabilities to work in employment that is satisfying and congruent with their vocational personalities are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-196
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • DISCOVER
  • career interests
  • employment rates
  • persons with disabilities
  • types of employment
  • work-relevant abilities

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