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The Reality of Supported Employment Provided by People within Intellectual Disabilities from the Perspective of the Work Team in the Light of Global Practices


Wejdan Y. Kaabi and Derar M. Alqudah


Vol. 22  No. 4  pp. 567-574


The current study aims to identify the reality of supported employment provided to people with intellectual disabilities from the perspective of the team work in the light of global practices. The researchers adopted a questionnaire as an instrument for data collection. The sample of the study consisted of (118) members of the work team in secondary intellectual education institutes and general secondary schools with intellectual education classes in the city of Jeddah. The findings of the study reported an average level of the reality of supported employment. The findings have also stated that there were no statistically significant differences in the reality of supported employment due to the gender variable in all dimensions except for the dimension (challenges). The previous mentioned findings came in favor of female participant. Moreover, the findings also indicated that there are statistically significant differences regarding the reality of supported employment which is due to the educational institution variable in favor of these Institutes in all dimensions except for the challenges dimension.


Supported employment, intellectual disability, work team, global practices.