publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Exploring Clothing as a Barrier to Workplace Participation Faced by People Living with Disabilities

McBee-Black, Kerri; Ha-Brookshire, Jung;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Mar 2018 Journal: Societies (issn: 2075-4698, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
In response to research which argues that people living with a disability (PLWD) face societal barriers including workplace participation, this study explored how the barriers to social participation, specifically workplace participation, faced by PLWD are exacerbated by the lack of appropriate clothing and the role that stigma, self-efficacy, and clothing have in workplace participation. Finding appropriate clothing is a significant barrier to social participation for many PLWD. The social model of disability used in this study supports this by suggesting that it is society which places barriers to PLWD rather than their disability. A qualitative inquiry of sem...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: stigma, self-efficacy, clothing, disability, social participation, workplace participation, social model of disability, Social sciences (General), H1-99, Stigma (botany), Psychology, Social psychology, Social engagement, business.industry, business
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