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Reasons for job separations in a cohort of workers with psychiatric disabilities

Judith A. Cook, PhD; Jane K. Burke-Miller, PhD

Workers with disabling mental health conditions have high rates of job termination, and this research explored the reasons why this happens. Results indicated that most people quit their jobs voluntarily rather than being fired or laid off. However, few people quit their jobs to take better positions. The most important factors associated with quitting were not liking the job and low pay. Married people, younger workers, and members of racial and/or ethnic minority groups were also more likely to quit. The study???s findings suggest that employment services aimed at avoiding job leaving should help people find jobs with which they are satisfied and those that pay well.

Volume 52 Number 4, 2015
   Pages 371 — 384

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Cook JA, Burke-Miller JK. Reasons for job separations in a cohort of workers with psychiatric disabilities. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(4):371–84.
ResearcherID: Judith A. Cook, PhD: B-9107-2013

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