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10-01-2023 | Original Paper

Perspectives on Employer-Initiated Terminations Among Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Auteurs: Florencia Pezzimenti, Eman Durrani, Shuting Zheng, Ryan E. Adams, Somer L. Bishop, Julie Lounds Taylor

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 4/2024

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Abstract

Job instability is high among autistic adults, with employer-initiated terminations a common reason for job loss. The current study used qualitative methods to code reasons that autistic adults identified for their employer-initiated termination. From 315 autistic individuals ages 18–35 who completed an online survey, 93 (29.5%) reported having been terminated from a job. These individuals were asked about the reasons for their termination and responses were coded into thematic categories. Common reasons included work performance, social difficulties, attendance, and mental health challenges. Adults were more likely to attribute terminations to internal causes (related to the individual) than to external causes (environment-related). A good fit between workplace, individual preferences, skills, and abilities is likely key to promoting job continuity for autistic adults.
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Though “employer-initiated terminations” can include different types of involuntary job separations instigated by employers (e.g., getting fired, being laid off, forced resignation, induced retirement, etc.), in this paper, we use the term to refer to job separations due to being fired by an employer.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Perspectives on Employer-Initiated Terminations Among Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Auteurs
Florencia Pezzimenti
Eman Durrani
Shuting Zheng
Ryan E. Adams
Somer L. Bishop
Julie Lounds Taylor
Publicatiedatum
10-01-2023
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 4/2024
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05884-6

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