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Citation:  Park, Eun-Young; Kim, Joungmin; Kim, Sam-Sup (2016). Meta-analysis of the effect of job-related social skill training for secondary students with disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 44 (1), 123-133.
Title:  Meta-analysis of the effect of job-related social skill training for secondary students with disabilities
Authors:  Park, Eun-Young; Kim, Joungmin; Kim, Sam-Sup
Year:  2016
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-150785
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials assessing job-related social skills training (SST) for secondary students with disabilities was conducted in order to examine its effect size (ES).
Data collection and analysis:  Outcome measures from seven studies were analyzed according to subgroups, including type of disability, outcomes, settings, and instruction methods.
Findings:  Results revealed that the overall effect size (ES) was moderate (.56). However, each subgroup revealed different results. Regarding disability, the effect of SST was not significant for students with Down syndrome and learning disabilities. Other disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders, emotional/behavioral disorders, and intellectual disabilities, showed moderate effect sizes. Social skills outcomes produced the largest effect size. Regarding the setting, a school was a better place to meet students’ needs as compared to other facilities or work-sites for job-related SST. This was evidenced by direct instruction at schools showing the largest effect size among instructional methods.
Conclusions:  The current study provides valuable information regarding the present status and future direction of studies investigating job-related SST for secondary students with disabilities.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Interventions:  Other