University of Limerick Institutional Repository

A study of the perceptions and experiences of career guidance counsellors, employers and business supervisors who work with individuals affected by intellectual disabilities, within the supported employment sector

DSpace Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Elftorp, Petra Emilia
dc.contributor.author Noonan, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-21T18:16:58Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-21T18:16:58Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8401
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The overall aim of this research is to explore the perceptions of career guidance counsellors, employers and business supervisors who work with individuals affected by intellectual disabilities (ID’s) who are looking to transition into employment, within a supported employment programme. The literature review of this study focuses on literature concerning the areas of disability, em-ployment, education and guidance whilst also examining the current barriers to employment of with people with ID’s. An interpretivist qualitative methodology was used to explore the perceptions of two guidance counsellors, two employers and two business supervisors. A semi-structured approach allowed for flexibility and depth within this research, which generated important insights into this under-researched topic. The findings of this research indicate that there is a need for increased resources and developed structures within the supported employment sector. There also seems to be poor levels of awareness and knowledge about supported employment programmes and other supporting structures. Furthermore, policies and legislation may also be needed in order to enhance opportunities into employment for individuals affected by an intellectual disability (ID). Finally, with the objective to improve opportunities for people with ID or disabilities in general, to transition from education or unemployment into employment, a number of policy, practice and research recommendations are made. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject individuals en_US
dc.subject intellectual disabilities en_US
dc.subject guidance en_US
dc.title A study of the perceptions and experiences of career guidance counsellors, employers and business supervisors who work with individuals affected by intellectual disabilities, within the supported employment sector en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULIR


Browse

My Account

Statistics