Knowledge and use of workplace accommodations and protections by young adults with schizophrenia: A mixed method study

Deborah Gioia, John S. Brekke

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Employment is an important outcome for individuals with schizophrenia and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a key structural variable designed to favorably influence work. Little is known about how individuals understand and utilize ADA rights. The purpose of this mixed method study was to elicit understanding of the knowledge and use of ADA provisions from 20 persons with schizophrenia who returned to work. Three distinct groups emerged. Group differences suggest that use of ADA provisions may be dependent on individual need and comfort with ADA opportunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-68
Number of pages10
JournalPsychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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