Focus groups were used to study differences between Israeli and U.S. nonprofit and for-profit employers' hiring intentions of potential employees with disabilities. Major differences were found between for-profit and nonprofit employers' hiring intentions rather than according to their national affiliation. However, U.S. for-profit employers would hire primarily entry-level and seasonal employees when market conditions allowed for it. In contrast, their Israeli counterparts thought that hiring people with disabilities at subminimum wage was an incentive to hire, regardless of the state of the economy. The findings are discussed with respect to the applicability of the theory of planned behavior and social work practice in the two countries.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation|
|State||Published - Jul 2013|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research has been supported by a grant received from the United States–Israel Binational Science Foundation (Grant No. 2008165).
- hiring intentions
- organizational culture
- perceived behavioral control
- subjective norms
- theory of planned behavior
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science