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The Predictive Role of Self-Determination and Psychological Empowerment on Job Satisfaction in Persons with Intellectual Disability

Authors
  • Di Maggio, Ilaria1
  • Santilli, Sara1
  • Nota, Laura1
  • Ginevra, Maria Cristina1
  • 1 University of Padova, Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, via Venezia, 14, Padua, 35100, Italy , Padua (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Publication Date
Apr 17, 2019
Volume
3
Issue
2
Pages
197–203
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s41252-019-00110-4
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

ObjectivesThis study aimed at exploring the predictive role of self-determination and psychological empowerment on job satisfaction in persons with intellectual disability.MethodsThe study involved 80 Italian adult workers with a mild and moderate intellectual disability. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis was carried out.ResultsThe results of regression analyses carried out, controlling for age, gender, and level of intellectual disability showed a significant and positive direct effect of self-determination and psychological empowerment on job satisfaction (∆R2 = .394, p ˂ .001), and a significant interaction effect of these dimensions on job satisfaction (∆R2 = .043, p = .016).ConclusionsThese results have important implications for practice as they emphasized that specific interventions aimed at promoting self-determination and psychological empowerment throughout the life span of individuals with intellectual disability can be useful to help them achieve positive inclusion outcomes in adult life.

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