Vocational evaluation, on the other hand, is a specific process that involves the appraisal of a person's work related characteristics important for education and training to obtain and maintain employment. It includes a comprehensive review of specific work characteristics, including but not limited to occupational interests, specific job skills, worker traits, general intelligence, temperaments, physical capacities, strength, range of motion, and other work-related functions and aptitudes (Chan et al., 1997).
Pertaining to the specificity of vocation evaluation, there are different domains that are imperative in understanding the more global picture of vocational success for individuals with disabilities. Such domains include: personal factors such as personality, interests, intelligence, cognitive capacities, educational achievement, personal adjustment, social adjustment, interpersonal skills, and work-related factors such as work experience, vocational adjustment, vocational aptitudes, and work behaviors.
Additionally, situational factors also play an important role in vocational rehabilitation needs and employment outcomes. Such factors include medical, psychiatric, psychological, cultural, social, recreational, vocational, educational and environmental needs.
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