Outcomes of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Served by State Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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Title:
Outcomes of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Served by State Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Author:
Manyibe, Edward Ombati
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Consumers with spinal cord injury (SCI) served by state vocational rehabilitation services programs receive a variety of services to help them achieve competitive employment and higher earning outcomes. The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) to determine whether there was a relationship between specific vocational rehabilitation (VR) services and vocational outcomes (i.e., competitive employment and weekly earnings) at closure and (b) to establish whether there was a relationship between specific demographic variables and vocational outcomes (i.e., competitive employment and weekly earnings) at closure. The RSA-911 data for fiscal year 2006 were analyzed. The analysis of specific VR service variables indicated job placement, maintenance, and rehabilitation technology were significantly related to competitive employment of consumers with SCI. However, rehabilitation technology was negatively related to competitive employment. Vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance, college/university training, and rehabilitation technology were positively related to weekly earnings; whereas occupational/vocational training, on-the-job training, and job placement services were negatively related to weekly earnings. An analysis of demographic variables indicated that gender and age were not related to competitive employment. Level of education and race were related to competitive employment. Gender, age, educational level, and race were related to weekly earnings. Males, young consumers, consumers with most education, and Whites were more likely to earn higher salaries.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Spinal cord injury; Rehabilitation; competitive employment; earnings; vocational outcomes; vocational rehabilitation services
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Rehabilitation; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sales, Amos
Committee Chair:
Sales, Amos

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleOutcomes of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Served by State Vocational Rehabilitation Servicesen_US
dc.creatorManyibe, Edward Ombatien_US
dc.contributor.authorManyibe, Edward Ombatien_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractConsumers with spinal cord injury (SCI) served by state vocational rehabilitation services programs receive a variety of services to help them achieve competitive employment and higher earning outcomes. The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) to determine whether there was a relationship between specific vocational rehabilitation (VR) services and vocational outcomes (i.e., competitive employment and weekly earnings) at closure and (b) to establish whether there was a relationship between specific demographic variables and vocational outcomes (i.e., competitive employment and weekly earnings) at closure. The RSA-911 data for fiscal year 2006 were analyzed. The analysis of specific VR service variables indicated job placement, maintenance, and rehabilitation technology were significantly related to competitive employment of consumers with SCI. However, rehabilitation technology was negatively related to competitive employment. Vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance, college/university training, and rehabilitation technology were positively related to weekly earnings; whereas occupational/vocational training, on-the-job training, and job placement services were negatively related to weekly earnings. An analysis of demographic variables indicated that gender and age were not related to competitive employment. Level of education and race were related to competitive employment. Gender, age, educational level, and race were related to weekly earnings. Males, young consumers, consumers with most education, and Whites were more likely to earn higher salaries.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectSpinal cord injuryen_US
dc.subjectRehabilitationen_US
dc.subjectcompetitive employmenten_US
dc.subjectearningsen_US
dc.subjectvocational outcomesen_US
dc.subjectvocational rehabilitation servicesen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRehabilitationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSales, Amosen_US
dc.contributor.chairSales, Amosen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKampfe, Charleneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoore, Susanen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2450en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748370en_US
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