Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Perceived effectiveness of the O*NET Skills Search Tool in identifying potential occupations for individuals with high functioning autism
by Gergis, Christina G., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 76; 10240452
Abstract (Summary)

High-functioning individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have low employment outcomes due to difficulty finding occupations that are an optimal match. The present study sought to identify the O*NET Skills Search Tool as an effective tool for this population to use for career exploration.

Subject matter experts with experience working with employment and high-functioning individuals with ASD (N = 19) were administered a survey assessing appropriate occupations and distractor occupations on perceptions of appropriateness, interest, and attainability, and the O*NET Skills Search Tool on perceived value for this population.

One-sample t-tests indicated that occupations outputted by O*NET were perceived as appropriate, of interest to, and attainable for high-functioning individuals with ASD and the O*NET Skills Search Tool was perceived positively as a tool for career exploration. A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) indicated that those occupations were perceived as more appropriate, of interest to, and attainable than the distractor occupations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Whitney, David J.
Commitee: Sterling, Lindsey, Warren, Christopher
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Occupational psychology
Publication Number: 10240452
ISBN: 9781369411393
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