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Ambassador of People with Disabilities in the Workplace—Conducive Demographic and Professional Characteristics

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Department of Logistics, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, 53-345 Wrocław, Poland
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Department of Econometrics and Operational Research, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, 53-345 Wrocław, Poland
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Department of Statistics, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, 53-345 Wrocław, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(19), 7036; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197036
Received: 24 August 2020 / Revised: 21 September 2020 / Accepted: 24 September 2020 / Published: 25 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Disability, Ageing, and Social Capital)
This paper introduces into the analysis the concept of the ambassador of people with disability in the workplace. A kind and friendly person in the workplace, who creates a positive atmosphere around people with disabilities, may play a crucial role in their adaptation on the open labor market. Presence of such a person is especially important in entities that did not previously employ people with disabilities. It is vital that employers who would like to employ people with disability possess knowledge about demographic and professional characteristics that predispose employees to perform this special role. On the one hand, in this article we attempted to evaluate the differentiation in the perception of the issue of disability due to demographic and professional characteristics of respondents, and, on the other hand, to identify features that favor being an “ambassador of people with disabilities” in the workplace. The study was conducted in 2019 on the representative samples of Internet users from 8 European countries using Computer-Assisted Internet Interviews. For the purposes of the study, we used the Attitudes to Disability Scale WHOQOL Group test and a proprietary questionnaire. As for the methods of analysis, we relied on the classical analysis of variance and logistic regression. The conducted study showed that the perception of the issue of disability is significantly related to demographic and professional characteristics of respondents, and that the role of the ambassador is the most appropriate for a middle-aged woman with a good knowledge of disability issues, indecisive in the workplace. View Full-Text
Keywords: disability; attitudes towards people with disabilities; WHO ADS scale; statistical analysis of survey results; disability in the workplace disability; attitudes towards people with disabilities; WHO ADS scale; statistical analysis of survey results; disability in the workplace
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Załuska, U.; Grześkowiak, A.; Kozyra, C.; Kwiatkowska-Ciotucha, D. Ambassador of People with Disabilities in the Workplace—Conducive Demographic and Professional Characteristics. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7036. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197036

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Załuska U, Grześkowiak A, Kozyra C, Kwiatkowska-Ciotucha D. Ambassador of People with Disabilities in the Workplace—Conducive Demographic and Professional Characteristics. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(19):7036. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197036

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Załuska, Urszula, Alicja Grześkowiak, Cyprian Kozyra, and Dorota Kwiatkowska-Ciotucha. 2020. "Ambassador of People with Disabilities in the Workplace—Conducive Demographic and Professional Characteristics" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 19: 7036. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197036

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