Job satisfaction of people with intellectual disability: Associations with job characteristics and personality

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To obtain an understanding of factors associated with job satisfaction of people with intellectual disability (ID), this study investigates the associations of job satisfaction with job characteristics (i.e., job demands, job resources) and personality, using the job demands-resources model. Data were gathered from 117 people and their employment support workers, using structured questionnaires adapted from well-established instruments. Job resources and age were positively associated with job satisfaction. Job demands and personality showed no significant direct associations with job satisfaction. Moderation analyses showed that for people with ID with high conscientiousness, enhanced job demands were associated with reduced job satisfaction, which was not the case for those with low conscientiousness. This study emphasizes the importance of job design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-32
Number of pages16
JournalAmerican Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Volume123
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Intellectual disability
  • Job characteristics
  • Job satisfaction
  • Personality

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Job satisfaction of people with intellectual disability : Associations with job characteristics and personality. / Akkerman, Alma; Kef, Sabina; Meininger, Herman P.

In: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 123, No. 1, 01.2018, p. 17-32.

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