Study of Career Decision Making of Physically Disabled High School Students by Using Grounded Theory



Introduction:Adolescents with physical disabilities are one of noticeable group at different levels of health care. The career of these people has important effect on their empowerment and life satisfaction while method of career decision making of them is not clear and has not been researched.The aim of this study was to investigate career decision making of physically disabled high school students.

Method: In this study qualitative study was conducted by grounded theory. 25 physical disabled students, 13 staff related to disabled people and 10 specialists were chosen by convenience sampling method for interview. Qualitative data was analyzed by expository apriority method and codification.

Results: Findings showed that severity and type of disability, perception of disability, self-awareness, self-efficacy, experiences of career, career's information, supporting network, decision-making skills, coping skills, family's reactions to disability are major categories of students with disabilities in decision-making. Also core part of this study is adaptive transmission's career which is included major mentioned categories. Finally, preliminary decision was to provide students with disabilities.

Conclusion: Based on these findings it can be concluded that career decision making counseling of students with disabilities needs to consider most important components of disabled career decision making.