PSYCHIATRICALLY DISABLED TENNESSEE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CLIENTELE: A THREE YEAR ANALYSIS OF PSYCHOSOCIAL AND OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES

BRENDA MIDDLETON COLEMAN, Tennessee State University

Abstract

Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation psychiatrically disordered clientele are described by use of psychosocial and agency related variables and psychiatric diagnosis. Clientele were found to be a heterogeneous population and diversity of client related variables impacted significantly and differentially on access to services and eventual outcome. Successful rehabilitation outcome favors the young, females, whites, the better educated, physically healthy, clientele with rather than without family support and nonagency/organization referrals. Clientele tending towards nonreceipt of services and unsuccessful outcome are predominantly older, males, blacks, the nonfamily connected, physically unhealthy and those who are agency/organization referrals. The profile of good predictors of rehabilitation successful outcome includes clientele's young age, being female, being without a spouse, having family support and being referred by individuals or a self-referral. ^

Subject Area

Education, Educational Psychology

Recommended Citation

BRENDA MIDDLETON COLEMAN, "PSYCHIATRICALLY DISABLED TENNESSEE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CLIENTELE: A THREE YEAR ANALYSIS OF PSYCHOSOCIAL AND OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES" (1984). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI8529573.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI8529573

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