Satisfaction with pay, promotions, co-workers, supervision and work conditions of 236 workers with disabilities was examined using the Job Descriptive Index. Workers with disabilities expressed strong dissatisfaction with pay and mild dissatisfaction with promotions. Workers also expressed mild satisfaction with work conditions and high satisfaction with supervision and co-workers. Personal characteristics and transitional experiences were examined as predictors of each area of job satisfaction through model comparison procedures. Analysis revealed that workers who had participated in transition programs that included the best practices of inclusive secondary education, extensive and early vocational education and continuing post-secondary education were more satisfied with the social contexts of their employment (supervision and co-workers) and with the actual work performed. Best practices were not related to satisfaction with pay or promotions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Occupational Therapy