Profession choice processes and career counseling experiences of people with physical disabilities in Turkey

Avcı Ö. H.

Journal of Employment Counseling, vol.60, no.4, pp.210-234, 2023 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/joec.12219
  • Journal Name: Journal of Employment Counseling
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, ABI/INFORM, Applied Science & Technology Source, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-234
  • Keywords: career, career counseling, disability, rehabilitation counseling, vocational rehabilitation
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


People with disabilities may face various barriers to employment. I aimed to explore the career counseling experiences of a sample of people with physical disabilities. The participants were 95 individuals with a disability aged 19–48 years. One emerging theme, barriers and aids, was related to family, teachers, and school counselors. Participants’ choices seemed to be affected by the negative attitudes of their peers with a disability. A second theme, career counseling as well as its availability, content, and quality, comprises subthemes such as collaboration between stakeholders in processes related to people with disabilities, qualifications of career counselors, and content of the services provided.