Academic journal article The Journal of Rehabilitation

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Academic journal article The Journal of Rehabilitation

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The winter issue of the Journal addresses a number of professional and consumer concerns. The first article relates to violence and abuse, and describes a study of 200 women with a variety of disabilities. Powers, Curry, Oschwald, Maley, Sexton and Eckels found that women with disabilities experiences a higher rate of abuse compared to women without disabilities, and discussed strategies for improving this situation. Moore, Feist-Price and Alston investigated factors related to successful employment for individuals with mental retardation. While a number of factors were studied, job placement services were significantly related to success in placement in competitive employment. The third article in this issue is a theory driven investigation of Hershenson's theory of work adjustment. Strauser, Keim, and Ketz found that higher levels of work personality predicted self-efficacy in job related areas as well as an internal locus of control. Another interesting, but perhaps not surprising, finding was that persistence is correlated with education. The results supported Hershenson's premise that school related activities develop work competence.

Career thoughts have been considered important in how an individual perceives career options and career choices. In a comparison of individuals with a disability and a convenience sample of individuals in a university setting, Strauser, Lustig, Keim, Ketz and Malesky found no difference in any of the four scales of the Career Thoughts Inventory. …

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