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A Study on the Factors Affecting Employment Needs Among Elderly People with Disabilities

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2007, 8(2), pp.169-195
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Hyejeon Park 1

1고신대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study was aimed at investigating important factors influencing employment needs among elderly persons with disabilities. It is necessary to examine the status and characteristics of these elderly people with disabilities for preparing rehabilitation and welfare policies. This study especially focuses on the effect of employment needs among the elderly with disabilities to predict a path model established through the literature review. Hypothetical path models established by current researcher were examined using linear multiple regression methods and the LISREL. The results of this study can be summarized as follows. Verifying the hypothetical path model, it showed that the model was appropriate and statistically sound and could predict the employment need. Furthermore, the model was best fitted to and could predict the employment need more highly because the goodness of fit index in the whole model was within the allowed range. In conclusion, the following research implications can be suggested. First, due to the number of increasing elderly people with disabilities, it is required that the rehabilitation counselors focus on the magnification, the construction and the provision of social supports as an instrumental infra for vocational functioning among the elderly people with disabilities. Second, further studies should focus on the relationship patterns between the personal characters and the environmental factors. Therefore, the labor market and studies concerning rehabilitation of the elderly people with disabilities should be continued.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.