Determining the problems of disabled employees: a survey study conducted in Eskisehir, Turkey


DISABILITY & SOCIETY, vol.26, no.3, pp.285-292, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09687599.2011.560373
  • Journal Name: DISABILITY & SOCIETY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.285-292
  • Keywords: disability, employment of disabled people, quota method in employment, disabled legislation, disability in Turkey, EMPLOYMENT, BARRIERS, PEOPLE
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, disabled people, employed using a policy based quota method, were asked about their working lives by means of a survey. In order to do this, the population was defined as disabled people working for companies which are obliged by law to employ disabled people, as well as the employees and the employers of these companies in Eskisehir, Turkey. According to the quota method approximately 1000 disabled people are employed in Eskisehir. Two different questionnaires were issued: one covered 421 disabled employees and the other their 31 employers working for 32 different companies both from the private and the public sectors in Eskisehir, Turkey. The data obtained from the research has been statistically analyzed and the results are interpreted. The conclusion is that improvements should be carried out in order to make disabled employees' lives easier in Turkey.