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PEREIRA, Camila de Sousa; DEL PRETTE, Almir  and  DEL PRETTE, Zilda Aparecida Pereira. What meaning of work for the people with and without physical disability?. PsicoUSF [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.1, pp. 105-114. ISSN 1413-8271.

This study classified positive and negative job related aspects for 27 workers with physical disability (TDF) in comparison with 27 others without disability (TND). The groups were paired in sex, age, marital status, economic level and function. The tools used were: Criterion of Brazil Economic Classification and Questionnaire about Aspects of the Work. The answers were analyzed by qualitative and quantitative methods. the results identified six classes of positive aspects (citizenship, combination of interest, finances, personal fulfillment, professional recognition, social relations) and five negative aspects (difficulty in interpersonal relations, mechanical work, physical and emotional stress, professional non recognition, extensive shift work). The statistical analysis presented difference only in the class extensive shift work, with bigger frequency for TND. Concludes that the physical disability was not a significant factor in the valorization of positive and negative aspects provided by the job. The importance of this work for the personal and professional development of people with disability is discussed.

Keywords : Special education; Workplace relations; Physical disability.

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