Virtual Job Interview Training: A Dose Response to Improve Employment for Transition-Age Youth With Disabilities

  • Matthew J. Smith (Creator)
  • Mark J. Van Ryzin (Creator)
  • Neil Jordan (Creator)
  • Marc Atkins (Creator)
  • Lindsay A. Bornheimer (Creator)
  • Kari Sherwood (Creator)
  • Justin D. Smith (University of Utah) (Creator)



Virtual Interview Training for Transition-Age Youth and Virtual Reality Job Interview Training are job interview simulators with demonstrated effectiveness in randomized controlled trials. We evaluated their dose responses via secondary data analysis of 558 transition-age youth with disabilities in 47 schools where the simulators were implemented in quasi-experimental studies. Cut-point analyses determined dosing efficiency and efficacy to optimize competitive employment. The most efficient dose when accounting for the balance between dose and employment was completing nine virtual interviews. The most efficacious dose to maximize the likelihood of successful employment was 38, but varied across race, IQ, IDEA categories,and employment history. This study provides a novel approach to inform implementation guidelines for virtual interview training in pre-employment transition services. Limitations and implications for research and practice are discussed.
Date made available2023
PublisherSAGE Journals

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