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Organizational Factors Influencing Coworkers' Attitudes Toward Employees With Disabilities: A Hierarchical Regression Analysis

Organizational Factors Influencing Coworkers' Attitudes Toward Employees With Disabilities: A... Purpose Coworkers' positive attitudes toward working with people with disabilities is vital for the successful and long-term employment of people with disabilities. The purpose of the present study was to examine the organizational factors associated with working with individuals with disabilities. Method This was accomplished by sampling coworkers without disabilities ( N = 262) using hierarchical regression analysis. Results The perceived benefits of having workers with disabilities in the workforce was found to be the strongest predictor for positive attitude toward working with people with disabilities, followed by good health mission and do good expectations. Conclusions The findings of this study will contribute to developing effective interventions to enhance employee's positive attitude toward working with people with disabilities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education Springer Publishing

Organizational Factors Influencing Coworkers' Attitudes Toward Employees With Disabilities: A Hierarchical Regression Analysis

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Publisher
Springer Publishing
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© 2021 Springer Publishing Company
ISSN
2168-6653
eISSN
2168-6661
DOI
10.1891/re-20-22
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Abstract

Purpose Coworkers' positive attitudes toward working with people with disabilities is vital for the successful and long-term employment of people with disabilities. The purpose of the present study was to examine the organizational factors associated with working with individuals with disabilities. Method This was accomplished by sampling coworkers without disabilities ( N = 262) using hierarchical regression analysis. Results The perceived benefits of having workers with disabilities in the workforce was found to be the strongest predictor for positive attitude toward working with people with disabilities, followed by good health mission and do good expectations. Conclusions The findings of this study will contribute to developing effective interventions to enhance employee's positive attitude toward working with people with disabilities.

Journal

Rehabilitation Research, Policy and EducationSpringer Publishing

Published: Jun 21, 2021

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