Factors affecting the job satisfaction of employed adults with multiple sclerosis

Richard T. Roessler, Phillip D. Rumrill, Shawn M. Fitzgerald

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This study investigated the relevance of income, disease, and perceived employment situation variables for predicting job satisfaction among employed adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). Employed participants (N = 555) who had responded to a national survey regarding employment concerns constituted the sample. Results from a three-level hierarchical multiple regression analysis included the following variables as best predictors of job satisfaction: income adequacy (level 1) and job/person match (level 3; R 2 = .38). Annual income, disease factors, and expected job tenure were not retained in the model. The article discusses the need for early rehabilitation interventions in the workplace to address concerns regarding perceived adequacy of income and job/person match.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-50
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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