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Title: Employers’ perception about capabilities of persons with disabilities in the Asante Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region of Ghana
Authors: Opoku - Boadi, Douglas
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2015
Abstract: Addressing the employment problems of persons with disabilities cannot be achieved in isolation. It is connected to and depends on core values such as non- discrimination, social inclusion for difference, accessibility, participation and recognizing their capabilities. Persons with disabilities can engage in many economic activities such as being entrepreneurs, farmers, factory workers, doctors, teachers, bus drivers, artists and computer technicians. However, the employment rate for persons with disabilities is low, and unemployment among working age persons with disabilities is lower than persons without disabilities. This is particularly so in developing countries including Ghana. This study examined employers’ perception about capabilities of persons with disabilities in the Asante Mampong Municipality of Ghana. The study applied a stratified random sampling technique in selecting 101(employers). The list of employers within the Municipality was requested from the appropriate agencies, and split into two categories: public and private. Numbers were assigned to each employer in each category and a simple random sampling technique used to select the required number of respondent from each category.Questionnaires were used for collecting data from the respondents. Descriptive statistics such as percentages and frequencies were used to present the data. The study found that the major work that employers thought persons with disabilities could perform is to be receptionists, cleaners, managers and cashiers. The study also found that employees who have disability were more truthful and loyal as compared to those without disabilities. The study revealed that the major issue of employers’ decision not to employ persons with disabilities is the fact that persons with disabilities are less productive. The study recommended that there should be effective public education by stakeholders and local authorities on the capabilities of persons with disabilities. It is also recommended that there should be enactment and enforcement of labour laws to protect the right of persons with disabilities.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Community Health,College of Health Sciences, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Disability, Rehabilitation and Development, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8236
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