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Type Journal Article - Global Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Title Environmental barriers and job placement of the physically challenged in organizations in rivers state, Nigeria.
Author(s)
Volume 3
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 1-13
URL http://www.eajournals.org/wp-content/uploads/Environmental-Barriers-and-Job-Placement-of-the-Physica​lly-Challenged-in-Organizations-in-Rivers-State-Nigeria..pdf
Abstract
This work focused on “Environmental Barriers and Job Placement of the
Physically Challenged in Work Organizations in Rivers State, Nigeria”. The purpose was to
investigate the extent to which the physical environment of work organizations posses as a
challenged for the inclusion to the physically challenged in work organizations six selected
organizations in Rivers State, Nigeria. The pilot survey, simple random sampling techniques,
questionnaires were employed to select respondents. Primary and secondary data were used
in the collection of data. Five research questions were raised. In analyzing data that addressed
the research questions the descriptive method of analysis was used. The findings of the study
includes: lack of policies and practices; Negative public perception; barriers of physical
environment; discrimination; lack of records and on the job challenge. Based on these findings
the study recommends among others that there should be domestic policies backed by
appropriate legislation which will favour employment of the physically challenged; elaborate
elimination of physical environmental barriers to enhance access to employment; promotion
and sensitization of advocacy groups to enhance the protection of the rights and privileges of
the physically challenged.

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