Title

Lived experiences of persons with disabilities as they journey towards employment

Date of Publication

2018

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education Major in Special Education

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Educational Leadership and Management

Thesis Adviser

Maria Cecilia D. Licuan

Defense Panel Chair

Maria Corazon C. Colendrino

Defense Panel Member

Thelma R. Mingoa
Abdul Jhariel M. Osaman
Voltaire M. Mistades

Abstract/Summary

Obtaining employment is one of the most apparent expectation and goal for an individual as they enter adulthood. However, gaining employment in the country poses numerous challenges to everyone including persons with disabilities. Review of related literature suggests that the process of transition maybe more challenging to these individuals than to their non-disabled peers because of factors such as discrimination. This qualitative study aimed to explore the lived experiences of four persons with disability in gaining employment. A phenomenological approach in data gathering and analysis was conducted and a total of 9 themes emerged in this process : Discrimination or Feeling of Being Undervalued, Familial Support or Influence, Obstacles, Career Decision Making, Self-awareness, Skills Acquisition Training Experience, Employment Experience, Importance of Having a Job and Future Goals. This study revealed that the PWDs exhibited optimism and resiliency in overcoming certain employment challenges. Family support played as significant factor in their experiences and decisions in their careers. Various limitations and recommendations have been discussed.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG007541

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.

Keywords

People with disabilities--Employment--Philippines; People with disabilities--Philippines

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