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Complexities in Attracting and Retaining Direct Support Professionals

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dc.contributor.author Wolf-Branigin, Michael
dc.contributor.author Wolf-Branigin, Karen
dc.contributor.author Israel, Nathaniel
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-11T18:53:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-11T18:53:39Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/3437
dc.description Copyright 2007 by The Haworth Press. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.description.abstract Recruiting and retaining direct support professionals (DSPs) remains essential to the full inclusion for persons with disabilities. Using a mixed-evaluation model, we measured DSPs’ views versus those of their supervisors. DSPs expressed lower perceptions concerning their supervisors, satisfaction with their work situation, and environmental and safety factors. Focus groups provided insights into resolving issues related to compensation, work environment, and recruiting and retaining future DSPs. Motivating factors included wanting to be part of a helping community where all are valued. To improve their performance, DSPs stated their desire to understand the roles of managers and of the consumer. DSPs indicated that having career paths that provided advancement opportunities and direct contact with persons with disabilities were primary motivators.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Direct support professionals en_US
dc.subject developmental disability en_US
dc.subject recruitment and retention en_US
dc.subject complex systems en_US
dc.subject feedback en_US
dc.title Complexities in Attracting and Retaining Direct Support Professionals en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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