Competitive employment training for mentally retarded adults: The supported work model

M. W. Krauss, A. E. MacEachron

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

The supported work model designed to train mentally retarded persons for competitive employment, was initiated as a pilot program in 1979. The placement rate was 50%. In order to investigate the predictors of placement, we conducted an empirical analysis using the theory of work adjustment perspective. Results indicated that the participant's work behavior and job skills, ability to meet the requirements of the jobs, and employment reinforcements were predictors of competitive placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)650-653
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Mental Deficiency
Volume86
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Competitive employment training for mentally retarded adults: The supported work model'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this