Vocational interests of persons with spinal cord injury

Daniel E. Rohe, Gary T. Athelstan

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Abstract

Administered the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory to 134 males (mean age 26.3 yrs) and 22 females (mean age 31.7 yrs) with spinal cord injury to assess Ss' vocational interests. Ss' scores were compared to the norms for men and women. Rank-order analysis indicated that males' responses showed them to be introverted and more interested in working with things than data or people. Although the smaller sample of females makes conclusions less certain, the females' responses were similar to the males'. Since the interests of these people were often incongruent with the physical limitations imposed by their disability, findings suggest that counselors must apply extra ingenuity to assist in identifying vocational alternatives. (11 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-291
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1982

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Keywords

  • spinal cord injuries, vocational interests, males of mean age 26.3 yrs & females of 31.7 yrs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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