The present study is an exploratory analysis of employment barriers for people living with HIV/AIDS as a function of health status and quality of life. The purpose of the study was to identify predictors of employment concerns related to living long-term with HIV/AIDS. Self-report instruments were administered anonymously to 91 HIV-positive adults receiving services from AIDS Service Organizations in Western New York. Results of bivariate analysis indicated significant correlations between the independent variables of employment status, and measures of HIV/AIDS-related quality of life and experiences of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Multiple regression analysis indicated that employment status accounted for 15% of the employment concerns variance. In addition, reported experiences of stigma and discrimination uniquely predicted approximately 10% of the variance and quality of life predicted an additional 5% of the variance in the dependent variable of quality of life.
|Advisor:||Donnelly, James P.|
|Commitee:||Collins, R. Lorraine, Lee, Gloria|
|School:||State University of New York at Buffalo|
|Department:||Counseling, School and Educational Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-B 70/05, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Employment, Employment concerns, HIV/AIDS, Health status, Quality of life|
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