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Social relationships in the workplace

Chadsey, Janis and Beyer, Stephen Richard 2001. Social relationships in the workplace. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews 7 (2) , pp. 128-133. 10.1002/mrdd.1018

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Abstract

As more workers with disabilities are competitively employed, there are numerous opportunities to form social relationships with their co-workers. Close social relationships are associated with a number of positive outcomes (e.g., happiness, less stress) and should be actively pursued for those individuals desiring them. In this paper, we describe the types of social interactions displayed in work settings employing workers with and without disabilities. We also discuss some of the social problems experienced by some workers with disabilities. Finally, we describe two general categories of intervention strategies that have been used to impact social relationships: (a) strategies that involve changing the social behaviors of workers with disabilities, and (b) natural support strategies. The results from these strategies are discussed, and future areas of research are described.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: social relationships ; social interactions ; supported employees ; social integration interventions ; employment settings
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1080-4013
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:50
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/45546

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