Expectation; problems and obstacles of employers to disabled person’s employment according to the act of Promotion and Development of Quality of Life for Disabled Persons Act B.E. 2550 (2007) and the 2nd edit B.E. 2556 (2013)

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Karittha Onkeaw

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            The purposes of “Expectation; problems and obstacles of employers to disabled  The purposes of “Expectation; problems and obstacles of employers to disabled person’s employment according to the act of Promotion and Development of Quality of Life for Disabled Persons Act B.E. 2550 (2007) (Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2007) and the 2 nd edit B.E. 2556 (2013) (Department of Empowerment of Person with Disabilities, 2013)” were to: 1) study levels of expectations of employers towards the disability employment in businesses; and 2) study levels of problems and obstacles of disability employment in businesses. This research was a quantitative research. The sample group consisted of representatives of 148 businesses which were employers hiring the disabled. The findings revealed that the majority of sample group working in the human resources department (96.6%) and service business (23%). The knowledge on the Promotion and Development of Quality of life of Persons with Disabilities Act was at moderate level (58.8%). The people with mobility disabilities were mostly hired (67.6%). Apart from the disability employment, the majority of businesses had other policies (91.2%) including spaces for goods or services sale (54%) and facilities provision (52%). The facilities mostly provided for the disabled were ramp and transportation (16.7%). And, the job position was clerk/ administrator (32.7%). For the levels of expectations of employers towards the employees with disabilities, it was found that the overall expectation was at high level The most expected aspect was working behavior as the sample group had expectations at high level, while the least expected aspect was the benefits earned by employers as the expectation level was at moderate. Besides, the study on level of problems and obstacles of disability employment was at moderate. For each aspect, the most problems and obstacles were public relation of authorities relevant to the Disability Employment under the Promotion and Development of Quality of life of Persons with Disabilities Act, B.E. 2550 (2007) (Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2007) and the 2 nd edit B.E. 2556 (2013) (Department of Empowerment of Person with Disabilities, 2013). The opinion that authorities did not disseminate information adequately was at moderate level. The least problems and obstacles were that the disabled were unable to work on their own and became burden of colleagues as the opinion was at low level. 

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Onkeaw, K. (2019). Expectation; problems and obstacles of employers to disabled person’s employment according to the act of Promotion and Development of Quality of Life for Disabled Persons Act B.E. 2550 (2007) and the 2nd edit B.E. 2556 (2013). Journal Of Ratchasuda College for Research and Development of Persons With Disabilities, 15(1). Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RSjournal/article/view/205665
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