Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Assessing Vocational Interests Among Incarcerated Women Using the Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Article Information
Assessment Development and Testing / Cardiopulmonary Conditions / Health and Wellness / Work and Industry / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Assessing Vocational Interests Among Incarcerated Women Using the Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500044. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7900
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500044. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7900
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Incarcerated women face challenges to community re-entry and employment, including unemployment and low wages. We explored vocational interests with women (N = 114) at a midwest US prison. Career aspirations were explored through self-reported employment history and interests, O*NET survey, and Holland codes. Findings inform the development of OT interventions and prison programming to improve postrelease employment among incarcerated women.

Primary Author and Speaker: Selena Washington

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lisa Jaegers