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Effect of Working Environment on the Job Satisfaction of Workers With Physical Disabilities: Focused on Convenience Facilities and Reasonable Accommodation

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2020, 28(3), pp.83-95
  • DOI : 10.14519/kjot.2020.28.3.07
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics
  • Received : May 19, 2020
  • Accepted : June 7, 2020
  • Published : September 30, 2020

Do, Ji-Hye 1 Yoo, Eun-Young 2

1연세대학교 대학원 작업치료학과
2연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objective: The purpose of this study was to analyze the status of convenience facilities and accommodation forworkers with physical disabilities, and to examine the differences in job satisfaction and the effects of conveniencefacilities and accommodation for workers with physical disabilities on their job satisfaction. Methods: This study analyzed the data of 927 people with physical disabilities working as wage workers at the timeof the third survey, utilizing raw materials for the second Wave third Panel Survey of Employment for theDisabled (PSED) conducted by the Korea Employment Agency for Persons with Disabilities in 2018. Anindependent sample t-test, a one-way variance analysis, and a multiple regression analysis were selected bychoosing only the items needed for this study. Results: Significant differences were found in terms of job satisfaction according to gender, age, education, andphysical disability type of workers with physical disabilities. When the convenience facilities were installed for all5 items, the job satisfaction of workers with physical disabilities was significantly higher. In terms ofaccommodation, job satisfaction was significantly higher when the working hours were adjusted, assistance wasgiven from others when performing tasks, guidance and counseling were given at work, and facilities for thedisabled were installed. Workers with physical disabilities showed that job satisfaction increased significantly asthe number of convenience facilities increased and the number of accommodations increased. Conclusion: Based on the results of a big data analysis of the PSED, the importance of the working environment ofworkers with physical disabilities was confirmed, and the need for experts in the field of vocational rehabilitationto improve job satisfaction of workers with physical disabilities was confirmed. The results of this study may beused as basic data for vocational rehabilitation tasks of occupational therapists.

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