One model that is potentially useful in the rehabilitation field is the Consumer-Directed Theory of Empowerment (CDTE; Kosciulek, 1999a). However, additional empirical data are needed to further develop and critically evaluate the CDTE. To accomplish this task, the purpose of this study was to test the hypothesized structural model CDTE in a vocational rehabilitation context. Using data on 721 vocational rehabilitation consumers drawn from the Longitudinal Study of the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program database, structural equation modeling results provided support for a revised version of the CDTE. Findings provide data useful for guiding future CDTE-related research and practice.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health