Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Outcomes: A Look at One State's Evidence Academic Article uri icon


  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides employment-directed services to adults with disabilities, including young adults who transition from high school. This study examined the relationships and effects of participation in VR programs and school work-related transition programs on employment outcomes for young adults. Data came from a state database involving 7, 587 individuals who received VR services. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to perform data analysis, including multiple-group analyses/The study found a majority received VR services for over a year and most were individuals with cognitive disabilities. Also, participation in VR services and school transition programs had positive effects on work hours and salary.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Jun, S., Kortering, L., Osmanir, K., & Zhang, D.

complete list of authors

  • Jun, Song||Kortering, Larry||Osmanir, Kimberly||Zhang, Dalun

publication date

  • January 2015