Predictors of employment outcomes for vocational rehabilitation consumers with HIV/AIDS: 2002-2007

Youngoh Jung, James L. Bellini

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Abstract

This study examined the predictability of two employment outcomes-employment status and weekly earnings at closure- from consumer demographic, medical, and service variables for multiple groups of vocational rehabilitation (VR) consumers with HIV/AIDS retrieved from the RSA-911 data for fiscal years 2002 through 2007. A logistic regression analysis was used to determine predictors of employment status at closure across years, and a multiple regression analysis was conducted to identify predictors of weekly wage at closure. Consistently significant predictors of employment status at closure across the 6 years of data included job placement assistance, service expenditures, and length of time in rehabilitation. Consumer demographic variables, including receipt of Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Income at referral, Medicare/Medicaid at referral, and level of education along with receipt of training services (i.e., college, vocational, or on-the-job training), were found to be the most reliable, significant predictors of weekly earnings at closure across the 6 years. Implications of the findings for practice and research are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-153
Number of pages12
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

Keywords

  • HIV/AIDS
  • employment outcome
  • multiple regression
  • vocational rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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