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Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Oberoi, Ashmeet K.; Suarez-Balcazar, Yolanda; Alvarado, Francisco – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
A review of vocational rehabilitation (VR) data from a Midwestern state was conducted to identify predictors of rehabilitation outcomes for African American consumers. The database included 37,404 African Americans who were referred or self-referred over a period of five years. Logistic regression analysis indicated that except for age and…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, African Americans, State Agencies, Probability
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Zanskas, Stephen A.; Lustig, Daniel C.; Ishitani, Terry T. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
Purpose: The primary purpose of this study was to investigate whether there were differences between European and African American vocational rehabilitation consumers' perceptions of the barriers they experience towards obtaining employment. A secondary purpose was to determine whether there were differences in these perceptions based upon gender…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Measures (Individuals), Employment, Educational Background
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Strauser, David; Zanskas, Stephen; Lustig, Daniel – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to investigate the relationship between career readiness, defined as capability and complexity, and vocational identity for individuals with disabilities. Method: Forty-three consumers participating in vocational evaluation services for a state-federal vocational rehabilitation agency completed the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Evaluation