Differences in employment concerns between Hispanic and Caucasian persons with multiple sclerosis: A propensity score matching analysis
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the experiences and concerns of Hispanic Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS), especially how their experiences and concerns compare to those of Caucasian Americans with MS. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine differences in satisfaction with the overall employment situation between two matched samples of adults with MS, namely, Hispanics and Caucasians. METHODS: Participants in this study responded to a national survey of the employment and community living concerns of people with MS. A propensity score matching (PSM) procedure was used to match participants based on demographic and MS-related variables. RESULTS: A two-sample Hotelling T2 test revealed no statistically significant between-group differences on satisfaction regarding fair treatment in the workplace but between-group differences were observed on satisfaction regarding legal rights and personal-environmental resources related to work. CONCLUSIONS: Implications for future research and clinical practice in rehabilitation counseling in the COVID-19 era are discussed.
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Rumrill, Phillip D.; Sánchez, Jennifer; Wu, Jia Rung; Rumrill, Stuart; Iwanaga, Kanako; Li, Jian; and Chan, Fong, "Differences in employment concerns between Hispanic and Caucasian persons with multiple sclerosis: A propensity score matching analysis" (2021). Counselor Education Faculty Publications. 38.