Assessment of Job Preferences of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Are Preferences Consistent Over Time?
Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment
Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association
A primary component of self-determination for young adults with intellectual disabilities is selecting preferred employment. We assessed the extent to which job preference selections were consistent over time. Twenty-five participants ages 18-21 with intellectual disabilities selected preferred jobs using a job preference web site, then repeated the same selection processes at 30- and 90-day intervals. We examined (a) jobs selected in the original assessment, (b) number of identical jobs selected in 30- and 90-day reassessments compared to original assessment, (c) new jobs selected in 30- and 90-day reassessments, and (d) previously selected jobs that were discarded. Results indicated participants were generally consistent in selection of preferred jobs over time. Findings are discussed in regards to self-determination of job placements.
Morgan, R. L., & Crowell, K. A. (2012). Assessment of job preferences of young adults with intellectual disabilities: Are preferences consistent over time? Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment, 39 (1), 12-22.