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A Study on the Job Characteristics and Satisfaction of Sign Language Interpreters

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2007, 8(2), pp.71-89
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Seongok Won 1 Kang, Yunju 1

1한국재활복지대학

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to examine and analysis the realities of job and satisfaction of sign language interpreters. We gathered opinions of 107 sign language interpreters from questionnaire. The results are shown as following. First, Collage graduates and those who majored in social work were most, and The difference of working places is related to academic career. Second, Persons who responded "Community interpreting" and "3-4 hours per day" accounted for most, and the difference of interpreting type is related to academic career, and Most of interpreter had "good human relationship", "spaciality", "right of decision". Third, Person who responded that job satisfactory degree is higher were most. Finally, The job satisfactory degree is influenced by job contents and interpreting length of time.

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