The career development patterns of 9 employed college graduates with physical and sensory disabilities were explored through a qualitative study. Participants ranged in age from 23 to 35 years and represented diverse ethnic backgrounds. The key themes that emerged from the data fell into the following developmental categories: (a) establishing an occupational self-concept, (b) launching a career, and (c) career advancement. Factors that influenced each of these developmental stages and the perceived meaning of work are presented. Implications for career counselors are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin|
|State||Published - Sep 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health