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Original article | TAY Journal 2023, Vol. 7(1) 44-60

Employers Views on Problems Encountered by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities at Workplace

Alpaslan Karabulut, Mehmet İnce, Hasan Hüseyin Yıldırım

pp. 44 - 60   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/tayjournal.2023.537.03   |  Manu. Number: tay journal.2023.003

Published online: March 31, 2023  |   Number of Views: 9  |  Number of Download: 176


Abstract

This research aims to determine employers' views on the problems experienced by mentally disabled individuals in the workplace. The study was conducted with ten employers who employed individuals with intellectual disabilities in a Western Black Sea Region province. The research data, which was conducted as a case study from qualitative research method designs, were collected through face-to-face interviews with semi-structured interview questions. The obtained data were analysed by content analysis. At the end of the data obtained, the findings of the research were gathered under a main theme and six categories. These categories are shift system, rest time, harmony and communication with colleagues, like the job, hygiene and cleaning, and tools and machines used in the workplace. According to the research findings, employers stated that individuals with intellectual disabilities have problems keeping up with the shift system and rest periods. In addition, employers stated that individuals with intellectual disabilities have problems liking their work and fulfilling the task. Employers pointed out that these problems stemmed from their inadequacies. They reported that they had problems in cleaning and hygiene, especially in the food sector. The study's findings were discussed concerning the relevant literature, and suggestions for future research were included.

Keywords: Employers, job, intellectual disabilities, case study, special education


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Karabulut, A., Ince, M. & Yildirim, H.H. (2023). Employers Views on Problems Encountered by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities at Workplace . TAY Journal, 7(1), 44-60. doi: 10.29329/tayjournal.2023.537.03

Harvard
Karabulut, A., Ince, M. and Yildirim, H. (2023). Employers Views on Problems Encountered by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities at Workplace . TAY Journal, 7(1), pp. 44-60.

Chicago 16th edition
Karabulut, Alpaslan, Mehmet Ince and Hasan Huseyin Yildirim (2023). "Employers Views on Problems Encountered by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities at Workplace ". TAY Journal 7 (1):44-60. doi:10.29329/tayjournal.2023.537.03.

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