Region 3: Development of the reasonable accommodation factor survey: Results and implications.

The purpose of this study was (a) to explore the latent factors in the Reasonable Accommodation Factor Survey (RAFS) instrument and (b) to compare scores on the latent factors of the RAFS by participant’s role. Eight latent factors were identified through an exploratory factor analysis with orthogonal rotation. The reliability tests indicated satisfactory reliability scores on each of the eight latent factors of the RAFS. Comparison of scores by roles of stakeholders (employee, employer, and service provider) indicated statistically significant differences in scores on three latent factors: Employee Competence in Reasonable Accommodation, Workplace Impact, and Employee Work Record. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

Citation:  Dong, S., MacDonald-Wilson, K., & Fabian, E. (2010). Development of the reasonable accommodation factor survey:  Results and implications.  Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 53, 153-162.