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Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Koch, Lynn C. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: Many emerging disabilities that affect today's rehabilitation consumers are linked to lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, smoking, substance use, and obesity. Lifestyle-related disabilities have dramatically increased in incidence and prevalence over the past two decades. Rehabilitation counselors play an important role in…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Life Style, Disabilities, Diabetes
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Koch, Lynn C.; Hill, Julie; Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: Rehabilitation counselors can anticipate providing services to growing numbers of individuals who have disabilities that were acquired in (or exacerbated by) severe weather events. The impact of these events on individuals' psychosocial and vocational functioning is an important factor to address in holistic rehabilitation assessment…
Descriptors: Weather, Disabilities, Chronic Illness, Adventitious Impairments
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Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Koch, Lynn C.; Bishop, Malachy L. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: This article introduces the concept of emerging disabilities as it applies to rehabilitation counseling practice, research, policy, and education. Definition: Emerging disabilities are those that are either new to medical science or becoming more prevalent in specified subpopulations of people. A case study of a person with an emerging…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Research, Policy
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Neubert, Debra A.; Luecking, Richard G.; Fabian, Ellen S. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Purpose: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 mandates vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors play a greater role in providing transition-related services for students and youth with disabilities, such as pre-employment activities and increased collaborative efforts with state and local education agencies and American Jobs…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Role
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Fleming, Allison R.; Phillips, Brian N.; Hakun, Jonathan G.; Southwick, Joshua D. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Background: Psychological Capital (PsyCap) is a prominent, well-established model of psychosocial strengths in the organizational positive psychology literature. PsyCap is a higher order construct consisting of hope, optimism, resilience, and self-efficacy that has been identified as a powerful predictor of work-related outcomes, with strong…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabilities, Psychological Characteristics, Adults
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Gilbride, Dennis; Stensrud, Robert; Bruinekool, Matt – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Background: Over the past 25 years, research has demonstrated the value of the demand-side placement model in increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Objective: The demand-side model is focused on working with businesses (the demand-side) to create systemic change within companies to pull-in consumers, in contrast to a…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Disabilities, Models, Employment Opportunities
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West, Michael; Sima, Adam; Wehman, Paul; Chan, Fong; Luecking, Richard – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Objective: The specific aim of this study was to use data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS-2) to examine modifiable factors that were related to competitive employment acquisition for students who were at high risk of poor school-to-work outcomes. Design: Quantitative descriptive design using path analysis. Participants: 580…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Smedema, Susan Miller; Kesselmayer, Rachel Friefeld; Peterson, Lauren – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Purpose: To test a meditation model of the relationship between core self-evaluations (CSE) and job satisfaction in employed individuals with disabilities. Method: A quantitative descriptive design using Hayes's (2012) PROCESS macro for SPSS and multiple regression analysis. Two-hundred fifty-nine employed persons with disabilities were recruited…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Job Satisfaction, Employees, Disabilities
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Yaghmanian, Rana; Smedema, Susan Miller; Thompson, Kerry – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: To evaluate Chan, Gelman, Ditchman, Kim, and Chiu's (2009) revised World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model using core self-evaluations (CSE) to account for Personal Factors in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Method: One hundred eighty-seven adults with SCI were…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Adults
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Smedema, Susan Miller; Ruiz, Derek; Mohr, Michael J. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: To evaluate the factorial and concurrent validity and internal consistency reliability of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) 12-item version in persons with spinal cord injuries. Method: Two hundred forty-seven adults with spinal cord injuries completed an online survey consisting of the WHODAS…
Descriptors: Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Adults, Online Surveys
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Dispenza, Franco; Elston, Nikki C.; Huffstead, Mary E.; Suttles, Mackenzie G.; Golubovic, Nedeljko – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: To identify meaningful educative experiences that contributed to the development of rehabilitation counselors' abilities to provide effective rehabilitation counseling services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons living with chronic illness/disabilities (CID). Method: This was a secondary analysis of a larger…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Counselor Training, Homosexuality
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Manyibe, Edward O.; Moore, Corey L.; Wang, Ningning; Davis, Dytisha; Aref, Fariborz; Washington, Andre L.; Johnson, Jean; Eugene-Cross, Kenyotta; Muhammad, Atashia; Lewis, Allen – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: This study examined and documented minority disability and health research leaders' experiences and perspectives on career development challenges and success strategies. Methods: A sample of 15 African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Latino, and Asian research leaders as key informants participated in the inquiry. Research…
Descriptors: Career Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Disabilities, Models
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Moore, Corey L.; Manyibe, Edward O.; Sanders, Perry; Aref, Fariborz; Washington, Andre L.; Robertson, Cherjuan Y. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this multimethod study was to evaluate the institutional research capacity building and infrastructure model (IRCBIM), an emerging innovative and integrated approach designed to build, strengthen, and sustain adequate disability and health research capacity (i.e., research infrastructure and investigators' research skills)…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Institutional Research
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Manyibe, Edward O.; Moore, Corey L.; Aref, Fariborz; Sagini, Meshack M.; Zeng, Steve; Alston, Reginald J. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: This article provided a comprehensive overview of select challenges that oftentimes prevent minority-serving institutions (MSIs) in the United States (i.e., historically Black colleges/universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and American Indian tribal colleges/universities) from participating optimally in the federal research…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Disabilities, Health, Independent Living
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Sanders, Perry; Davis, Dytisha; Moore, Corey L.; Manyibe, Edward O. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this inquiry was to examine the research skill building and career development lived experiences of a Native American who is blind serving as a disability and rehabilitation researcher at a National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)-sponsored Rehabilitation Research and…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Career Development, American Indians, Experience
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