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dc.contributor.authorScott, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorFalkmer, Marita
dc.contributor.authorFalkmer, Torbjorn
dc.contributor.authorGirdler, Sonya
dc.identifier.citationScott, M. and Falkmer, M. and Falkmer, T. and Girdler, S. 2018. Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Autism-Specific Workplace Tool for Employers: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 48 (10): 3377-3392.

A randomised controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of the Integrated Employment Success Tool (IEST™) in improving employers’ self-efficacy in modifying the workplace for individuals on the autism spectrum. Employers (N = 84) were randomised to the IEST™ or support as usual groups. Measurements of self-efficacy, knowledge and attitudes towards disability in the workplace were obtained at baseline and post-test. Results revealed a significant improvement in self-efficacy within the IEST™ group between baseline and post-test (p = 0.016). At post-test, there were no significant differences between groups in relation to self-efficacy in implementing autism-specific workplace modifications and employer attitudes towards disability in the workplace. Given the lack of significant outcomes, further research is needed to determine the effectiveness of the IEST™ for employers.

dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC
dc.titleEvaluating the Effectiveness of an Autism-Specific Workplace Tool for Employers: A Randomised Controlled Trial
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
curtin.departmentSchool of Occ Therapy, Social Work and Speech Path
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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