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An Application of Azrin's Job Club Methodology to People Who Have Sustained a Spinal Cord Injury

  • Amanda E. Young (a1), Gregory C. Murphy (a1) and James A. Athanasou (a2)

Abstract

This paper describes the employment achievements of people following spinal cord injury, and briefly reviews the literature on methods used by job seekers in obtaining employment. The scientific literature on job seeking supports the social validity claims of Azrin's behaviourally-based job club methodology (Azrin, Flores, & Kaplan, 1975) and thus suggests that the job club approach might be successfully offered to people with a spinal cord injury who wish to work. A group case study is presented wherein a modified job club format was utilised with ten spinal cord injured people. Encouraging results were obtained, both in terms of changed behaviour and in actual employment status.

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School of Behavioural Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia

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