Title: Characteristics of deaf workers and job longevity – evidence from Philippine industries

Authors: Niña Rozanne Delos Reyes; Ann Frances Cabigon; Quennie Marie Edicto; Mary Anne Villaganas; Christel Ygot; Dharyll Prince Abellana; Lanndon Ocampo

Addresses: Special Needs Education Area, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Corner M.J. Cuenco Ave. and R. Palma St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Special Needs Education Area, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Corner M.J. Cuenco Ave. and R. Palma St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Special Needs Education Area, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Corner M.J. Cuenco Ave. and R. Palma St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Professional Education Area, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Corner M.J. Cuenco Ave. and R. Palma St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Cebu Technological University, Corner M.J. Cuenco Ave. and R. Palma St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Department of Computer Science, College of Science, University of the Philippines Cebu, Gorordo Ave., Lahug, Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Cebu Technological University, Corner M.J. Cuenco Ave. and R. Palma St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines; Graduate School, Cebu Technological University, Corner M.J. Cuenco Ave. and R. Palma St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines

Abstract: Despite considerable efforts, a significant gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled individuals remains persistent at present. Moreover, works exploring the job longevity of disabled individuals have been scarce. Thus, this study examines the association of the characteristics of deaf workers and their job longevity. Using the responses of 73 deaf workers in the Philippines, the associations were analysed using a chi-square test of independence. The findings suggest that age, employment status, and work experience are found to influence job longevity. As such, some characteristics may have a limited association. These insights would help extend our current understanding of the employability of disabled workers. Furthermore, they would help inform the design of effective measures for addressing equal work opportunities for disabled workers.

Keywords: association analysis; employability; deaf workers; job longevity; chi-square test of independence; Philippines.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2022.10044299

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2022 Vol.13 No.2, pp.103 - 119

Received: 08 Feb 2021
Accepted: 06 Dec 2021

Published online: 24 Jun 2022 *

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