Employment Outcomes of Canadian Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities
Keywords:postsecondary, learning disabilities, canadian students, employment outcomes
The employment outcomes of 35 Canadian postsecondary graduates with learning disabilities (LD) were investigated. It was found that 67.7% of respondents were working full-time, earning salaries comparable to those in the general population of college graduates without LD. While 56.9% of respondents indicated that their work was affected by LD, only 47.1% had ever disclosed their LD in the workplace or requested formal workplace accommodations (11.8%). Most respondents reported employing the use of compensatory strategies in order to overcome obstacles presented by their LD.
High ratings of job satisfaction and high perceptions of employment selfefficacy were reported. Implications of the findings in terms of successful individuals with LD and effective transition planning are discussed, as well as limitations and directions for future research.
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