IDENTIFICATION OF MAJOR BARRIERS AFFECTING EMPLOYERS' DECISIONS TO HIRE HANDICAPPED WORKERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Amount:
$30,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1987
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
6947
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Psi Assoc Inc
825 Munroe Falls Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 STEVEN L ROSENBERG
 PRESIDENT
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS RESEARCH WILL SURVEY A STRATIFIED SAMPLE OF 120 EMPLOYERS IN N.E. OHIO (BASED ON SIZE, FUNCTION, AND SIMILAR VARIABLES) TO DETERMINE WHAT MAJOR FACTORS AFFECT EMPLOYERS IN THEIR HIRING OF HANDICAPPED PERSONS. PSYCHOLOGISTS WILL INTERVIEW PERSONNEL DECISION MAKERS TO IDENTIFY EMPLOYER'S PERSPECTIVES ON BARRIERS TO THE GREATER EMPLOYMENT OF HANDICAPPED PERSONS. RESULTING FROM THIS INVESTIGATION WILL BE THE DEVELOPMENT OF REMEDIAL/COMPENSATORY/EDUCATIONAL AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS IDENTIFIED BY THESE EMPLOYERS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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