Key Factors of Disabled People’s Working Motivation: an Empirical Study Based on a Hungarian Sample

  • Adrienn Kertész Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Beatrix Séllei Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Lajos Izsó Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Abstract

This paper addresses the background variables influencing the disabled persons’ motivation to work. Data collection was carried out in Hungary by experts analyzing the change of capability to work on a nationally representative sample. This allows us to highlight also the regional differences, because the motivational status sharply reflected this geographical impact. Besides the socio-economical status, not only motivational readiness was studied, but also factors responsible for cognitive and emotional immunity. Points of intervention were also identified, where the motivation processes could be catalyzed. The aim of this paper is to provide a concise summary of results, to give tentative interpretations and finally to identify practical intervention possibilities to increase handicapped persons’ motivation to work in Hungary.

Keywords

vocational rehabilitation, motivation to work, learned helplessness/resourcefulness
Published
14-06-2017
How to Cite
KERTÉSZ, Adrienn; SÉLLEI, Beatrix; IZSÓ, Lajos. Key Factors of Disabled People’s Working Motivation: an Empirical Study Based on a Hungarian Sample. Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, [S.l.], june 2017. ISSN 1587-3803. Available at: <https://pp.bme.hu/so/article/view/10459>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.10459.
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