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Citation:  Li, J., Roessler, R. T., Rumrill Jr., P. D., & Ahmed, E. R. (2016). Factors influencing job satisfaction for employed adults with multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 61 (1), 28-40.
Title:  Factors influencing job satisfaction for employed adults with multiple sclerosis
Authors:  Li, J., Roessler, R. T., Rumrill Jr., P. D., & Ahmed, E. R.
Year:  2016
Journal/Publication:  Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Publisher:  SAGE
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1177/0034355216662616
Full text:  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0034355216662616   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  No

Structured abstract:

Background:  Adults with multiple sclerosis have high unemployment rates. Job satisfaction is a significant predictor of whether a business’ employees stay or leave a company and how long they stay with that company. The authors of this study investigated the relationship of perceived job satisfaction to social cognitive career theory and ecological model constructs. Six hundred and twenty eight employed adults across the U.S. were surveyed to determine what contributes to job satisfaction and how much it factors in to job satisfaction. Racial/ethnic status, satisfaction with current financial status, satisfaction with housing accessibility, illness duration, extent of job/person match, appropriateness of current work hours, and self-rated job performance level were all received as factors in the regression equation. It was determined that many factors contribute to job satisfaction and counselors should consider these during their services to individuals with MS.

Disabilities served:  Multiple sclerosis
Interventions:  Vocational rehabilitation
Outcomes:  Other