A comparative study of the physically disabled and normal workmen in industries. Four main variables viz job satisfaction, job involvement, occupational stress and job performance were used in studying the two groups in industry.
Research Registered: 1991 Awarded: 1996
Guide: Dr. N. Venkataswamy Reddy, Rtd Professor of social work, Bangalore university.
Objectives of the selected topic: Highlighting the contribution of the disabled employees to industries. Justifying the reservations that are being given. Promotion of rights of the disabled.
University Awarded: Bangalore University
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The structured questionnaire contained 5 parts.
Analysis & interpretation: The primary data collected was interpreted and around 50 tables were presented. The comparative tables showed the differences between the disabled and normal workers in all the variables studied. The association between the four major variables was also studied.
Conclusions of the study
The disabled workmen were found to be as satisfied with their jobs as the normal workers in all four areas studied- Satisfaction with job, management, personal and social adjustment. All the subjects of the study show moderate involvement with the job. Factor analysis projects disabled workers to be as duty conscious as normal workers. Both the groups also experience low to moderate occupational stress. There are higher level of above average performers in both the groups than below average performers in both the groups.
My Experience :
The research work was carried out under the Junior research fellowship scholarship of the UGC. The work was completed within four and a half years time. It was very enriching and fruitful activity. Dedication and hard work is essential. Interaction with experts and fellow researchers is required, Skills in statistically analysis is an added qualification.
Dr. K. Hemalatha
Faculty Deptt. of Social Work, Christ University, Bangalore - 560029
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