Relationship Among Vision Status, Body Mass Index, and Employment

dc.contributor.advisor Morgan, Don en_US Beecham, Jessica Brooke en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Caputo, Jennifer en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Fuller, Dana en_US
dc.contributor.department Health & Human Performance en_US 2014-06-02T18:44:37Z 2014-06-02T18:44:37Z 2013-01-16 en_US
dc.description.abstract Measures of visual status (normal sight, blindness), weight classification (normal weight, overweight, obesity), employment status (employed, unemployed) were obtained in 135 male and female adults. Results indicated that weight category was not associated with employment status and the number of employment interviews was unrelated to vision status and weight for both unemployed and employed participants after excluding data from three blind persons who reported an excessive number of job interviews. In addition, weight classification was not a significant predictor of employment status for blind or sighted adults and persons with blindness were three times more likely to be unemployed than self-employed and four times more likely to be unemployed than employed by an organization compared to normally-sighted individuals. These findings highlight the need to develop targeted strategies to reduce employment-based discrimination among adults with visual impairment. en_US M.S. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Blind en_US
dc.subject Employment en_US
dc.subject Obesity en_US
dc.subject Visually impaired en_US
dc.subject Weight en_US
dc.subject.umi Kinesiology en_US
dc.subject.umi Public health en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Relationship Among Vision Status, Body Mass Index, and Employment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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