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dc.contributor.advisorPeterson, Donna J.
dc.contributor.authorOsman, Nesma Osama Abdelrahman.
dc.date2018
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-21T18:06:43Z
dc.date.available2020-04-21T18:06:43Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/16851
dc.description.abstractThis study documented the experiences of agricultural workers with disabilities currently using assistive technologies (ATs) through one state’s AgrAbility Project. Comparisons between work life before and after their use of ATs were made. Moreover, this study explored motivational factors for continuing agricultural work using the Job Characteristics Model as a conceptual framework. The study used a qualitative approach with a purposive sampling method to ensure participants met specific criteria (born with or acquired a disability, diversity of disabilities, and use of AT for at least one year). Seven participants (two females and five males) completed a questionnaire and were interviewed by telephone. Data were analyzed based on thematic analysis using a deductive approach. The results showed that ATs had a mostly positive influence on disabled agricultural workers’ work life and work motivation. The implications of the study for future research and recommendations for practical application were provided.
dc.publisherMississippi State University
dc.subject.otherAgrability Project
dc.subject.otherFarm
dc.subject.otherAssistive Technology
dc.subject.otherDisabled Agricultural Workers
dc.titleWork Motivation Before and After Using Assistive Technology by Disabled Agricultural Workers
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences
dc.date.authorbirth1991
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Science
dc.subject.majorAgricultural and Extension Education
dc.contributor.committeeSeal, Susan D.
dc.contributor.committeeDowney, Laura H.
dc.date.defense2018-02-28


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