Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-6
Background/ Objectives: Physically disabled workers have a higher employment rate than any other handicapped people. However, there is a lack of research over the usage of ICT equipment to help physically disabled workers. Hence, the purpose of this study is to determine the relationship of the ICT equipment on the physically disabled workers on their present satisfaction on work and life. Methods/Statistical Analysis: This study analyzed 5,515 disabled workers from the Ministry of Health and Welfare Panel Survey data in 2014. A t-test on SPSS 2.0 was used to determine any significance between the satisfaction of work and life. The effect size was determined using a regression analysis. Findings: The results showed significant difference between the usage of ICT equipment and non-usage of the equipment on the satisfaction of current life, work, and stress on disabled workers. Through the use of ICT equipment, their work satisfaction positively affected their life satisfaction. These findings revealed that the ICT machine is an important tool of everyday life for the people with disabled external body features, and also serves as an important tool for those with functional limitations due to the disability. Application/Improvements: A limitation of this study was that the panel data could not differentiate between the period of using the ICT tool and the ability to apply ICT to lives of the disabled, and did not reflect an influence factor on the physically disabled and the sensory impaired. In addition, a conclusion was presented based on the study’s implications.
Keywords: Disabled, ICT Equipment, Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction, Physically Impaired, Stress
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