Researchers at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada are interested in your job experiences and job satisfaction. We are interested in all types of jobs including sheltered workshops, supported employment, and competitive employment. To participate you must have autism (autism, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS), be working or have worked in the past (sheltered, supported, or competitive), and be at least 21 years of age. For more information go to https://survey.psyc.unb.ca/ASD-Employment-Consent.aspx or contact the investigator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visiting the website does not obligate you to participate. $15.00 CAD for completion. This study is being conducted by Dr. Barbara D’Entremont email@example.com.
Brief Summary of Study’s Purpose:
Most autistic adults are unemployed or under-employed (Hendrics, 2010) and tend to hold menial, low paying jobs (Lounds Taylor et al., 2015). Little is known about their job satisfaction; yet job satisfaction is linked to overall life satisfaction (Lorenz, Frischling, Cuadros, & Heinitz, 2016). The current research will determine: 1) how satisfied autistic adults are with their employment; 2) whether individual characteristics, self-efficacy and work conditions predict autistic adult’s job satisfaction; 3) whether autistic adults whose level of employment (i.e., full-time, part-time, unemployed) matches their goals report higher life satisfaction than those whose levels of employment do not match their goals; and 4) whether higher levels of job satisfaction relate to higher life satisfaction.