Impacts of physical disability on an individual's career development

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Ellsum, William and Pedersen, Cec. 2005. "Impacts of physical disability on an individual's career development." Davies, Doug, Fisher, Greg and Hughes, Raechel (ed.) 19th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2005). Canberra, Australia 07 - 10 Dec 2005 Australia.
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Impacts of physical disability on an individual's career development

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsEllsum, William (Author) and Pedersen, Cec (Author)
EditorsDavies, Doug, Fisher, Greg and Hughes, Raechel
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 19th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2005)
Number of Pages9
Year2005
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISBN1740882458
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.anzam.uts.edu.au/events.htm
Conference/Event19th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2005)
Event Details
19th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2005)
Parent
Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Delivery
In person
Event Date
07 to end of 10 Dec 2005
Event Location
Canberra, Australia
Abstract

[Abstract]: Despite ‘career’ becoming a somewhat nebulous term, career development remains a proactive and dynamic process aimed at meeting the needs of both the organisation and the individual. Although the limited literature deals with disability in general, rather than specific physical disabilities, it does suggest the relationship between career development and disability is complex and individuals with a physical disability still face discrimination through stereotyping and perceptual generalisations. There are several other issues relating to physical disability and career development which are identified from this paper as requiring further investigation. These include confidence and self-esteem issues associated with having a physical disability, attitudes towards careers and who is perceived as being responsible for career development, and whether having computing skills reduces the gap between inability and independence. In particular, these are considered from the perspective of individuals who have a physical disability that confines them to a wheel chair.

Keywordscareer development, career management, physical disability, HRD
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520406. Sensory processes, perception and performance
350711. Organisational planning and management
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Byline AffiliationsWJE Consultancy, Australia
Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
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