The Opinions of Turkish Civil Servant Employees with Disability and Their Working Experience

Safa A. Ataman, Özcan Karaaslan, Barış Kösretaş, Mehmet Yavuz
2023 Kalem Uluslararasi Egitim ve Insan Bilimleri Dergisi  
The purpose of this study was to explore the opinions of civil servant employees with disabilities on their professional context of the study, main research aims/questions. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 participants. In the study, a voice recorder was used to record answers to questions in the interview form, information form, and questions in the information form for collecting data. The researcher developed an information form to acquire demographic information on the
more » ... cipants, including gender, disability type and experience. Descriptive techniques were used to analyze their opinions. The three major themes of the current study emerged during the interviews with the participants. The results are presented in relation to the aims of the study under three central themes: views about the working environment, perspectives of the profession, and environmental perspectives of individual with disabilities and professions. Participants stated that they have work overload, needs of improvement on physical conditions, are not employed according to their education and disability, and encounter negative attitude from colleagues and managers. It is recommended that future studies compare the private and public sectors as well as examine the differences between working as a laborer in the civil service and as a covenanted employee. It is also recommended that gender equality be examined among employees who have disabilities.
doi:10.23863/kalem.2022.236 fatcat:tuvmvdmuobad5alay6gkkjdqva